A college physics professor was explaining a particularly complicated concept to his class when a pre- med student interrupted him. " Why do we have to learn this stuff? " the frustrated student blurted out. " To save lives, " the professor responded before continuing the lecture. A few minutes later the student spoke up again. " So how does physics save lives? " The professor stared at the student without saying a word. " Physics saves lives, " he finally continued, " because it keeps the idiots out of medical school. "
I was performing a complete physical, including the visual acuity test. I placed the patient twenty feet from the chart and began, " Cover your right eye with your hand. " He read the 20/20 line perfectly. " Now your left. " Again, a flawless read. " Now both, " I requested. There was silence. He couldn't even read the large E on the top line. I turned and discovered that he had done exactly what I had asked; he was standing there with both his eyes covered. I was laughing too hard to finish the exam.
1. Do not expect your doctor to share your discomfort. Involvement with the patient's suffering might cause him to lose valuable scientific objectivity. 2. Be cheerful at all times. Your doctor leads a busy and trying life and requires all the gentleness and reassurance he can get. 3. Try to suffer from the disease for which you are being treated. Remember that your doctor has a professional reputation to uphold. 4. Do not complain if the treatment fails to bring relief. You must believe that your doctor has achieved a deep insight into the true nature of your illness, which transcends any mere permanent disability you may have experienced. 5. Never ask your doctor to explain what he is doing or why he is doing it. It is presumptuous to assume that such profound matters could be explained in terms that you would understand. 6. Submit to novel experimental treatment readily. Though the surgery may not benefit you directly, the resulting research paper will surely be of widespread interest. 7. Pay your medical bills promptly and willingly. You should consider it a privilege to contribute, however modestly, to the well- being of physicians and other humanitarians. 8. Do not suffer from ailments that you cannot afford. It is sheer arrogance to contract illnesses that are beyond your means. 9. Never reveal any of the shortcomings that have come to light in the course of...
Shakey went to a psychiatrist. " Doc, " he said, " I've got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there's somebody under it. I get under the bed, I think there's somebody on top of it. Top, under, top, under. " you gotta help me, I'm going crazy! " " Just put yourself in my hands for two years, " said the shrink. " Come to me three times a week, and I'll cure your fears. " " How much do you charge? " " A hundred dollars per visit. " " I'll sleep on it, " said Shakey. Six months later the doctor met Shakey on the street. " Why didn't you ever come to see me again? " asked the psychiatrist. " For a hundred buck's a visit? A bartender cured me for ten dollars. " " Is that so! How? " " He told me to cut the legs off the bed! "
There are several different kinds of doctors, and it is told that they can be differentiated by the following method: General Practitioners know nothing and do little. Surgeons know little and do everything. Internists know everything and do nothing. Pathologists know everything and can do everything, but it's usually too late.
While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, " How long have you been bedridden? " After a look of complete confusion she answered… " Why, not for about twenty years – when my husband was alive. "
Patient: Doctor, I have a serious memory problem. I can't remember anything! Doctor: So, since when did you have this problem? Patient: What problem? A variationDoctor: Did you take those pills I gave you to improve your memory? Patient: What pills?
A psychotherapist was having a roaring business since he started from scratch. So much so that he could now afford to have a proper shop banner advertising his wares. So he told a kid to paint the sign board for him & put it above his shop entrance. But, instead of his business building up, it began to slacken. He had especially noticed the ladies shying away from his shop after reading the sign board. So he decided to check it out himself. Then he understood why! The boy found a small wooden board so he had split the word into the 3 words: Psycho- the- rapist.
Pete was sitting at home one evening when the doorbell rang. He opened the door to see a 6- foot- tall cockroach standing on his doorstep. The cockroach punched Pete between the eyes and scampered off. The next evening, Pete was sitting at home wen the doorbell rang. When he answered the door, the cockroach was there yet again. This time, he hit Pete in the stomach and karate chopped him on the back before running away. The third evening, Pete as again sitting at home when he heard the doorbell. He answered the door and for the third time the cockroach was there. It leapt at him and managed to stab him several times before running off. The gravely injured Pete was barely able to crawl to the telephone and summon an ambulance. He was rushed to intensive care, where they saved his life. The next morning, the doctor was doing his rounds. He stopped by Pete's hospital room and asked him what happened. Pete explained about the 6- foot- tall cockroach's attacks, culminating in the near- fatal stabbing. The doctor looked thoughtful for a moment and said, " Yes, there's a nasty bug going around! "
I was caring for a woman and asked, " So how's your breakfast this morning? " " It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste" the patient replied. I then asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled " KY Jelly. "
Patient: Doctor, should I file my nails? Doctor: No! Throw them away like everybody else.
A group of psychiatrists were attending a convention. Four of them decided to leave, and walked out together. One said to the other three, " People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears, but we have no one that we can go to when we have problems. " The others agreed. Then one said, " Since we are all professionals, why don't we take some time right now to hear each other out? " The other three agreed. The first then confessed, " I have an uncontrollable desire to kill my patients. " The second psychiatrist said, " I love expensive things and so I find ways to cheat my patients out of their money whenever I can so I can buy the things I want. " The third followed with, " I'm involved with selling drugs and often get my patients to sell them for me. " The fourth psychiatrist then confessed, " I know I'm not supposed to, but no matter how hard I try, I can't keep a secret…"
A well known, rich business man's wife broke her hip. The business man got the best orthopedic surgeon in town to do the operation, which consisted of lining up the broken hip and putting in a screw to secure it. The operation went smoothly, and the doctor sent the business man a bill for $ 5, 000 for his services. The business man, outraged at the high price, sent the doctor a letter demanding an itemized list of the costs. The doctor responded to the letter with the following: 1 Screw: $ 1. 00Knowing how to put it in: $ 4, 999Total: $ 5, 000The business man never argued.
A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room, when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered. It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery. When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green, and above it there was a tattoo that read, " Keep off the grass. " Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing, which said, " Sorry, had to mow the lawn. "
A patient has a sore throat and goes to a doctor to get treatment for it. Doctor: Your tonsils gotta come out. Patient: I wanna second opinion. Doctor: Okay, you're ugly, too.
A man walked into a therapist's office looking very depressed. " Doc, you've got to help me. I can't go on like this. " " What's the problem? " the docotor inquired. " Well, I'm 35 years old and I still have no luck with the ladies. No matter how hard I try, I just seem to scare them away. " " My friend, this is not a serious problem. You just need to work on your self- esteem. Each morning, I want you to get up and run to the bathroom mirror. Tell yourself that you are a good person, a fun person, and an attractive person. But say it with real conviction. Within a week you'll have women buzzing all around you. " The man seemed content with this advice and walked out of the office a bit excited. Three weeks later he returned with the same downtrodden expression on his face. " Did my advice not work? " asked the doctor. " It worked alright. For the past several weeks I've enjoyed some of the best moments in my life with the most fabulous looking women. " " So, what's your problem? " " I don't have a problem, " the man replied. " My wife does. "
A doctor and his wife were sunbathing on a beach when a beautiful young blonde in a tight- fitting bikini strolled past. The blonde looked a the doctor, smiled seductively, and murmured in a very sexy voice, " Hi there handsome. How ya doing? " She then wiggled her backside and walked off. " Who was that? " demanded the doctor's wife. " Er- just a woman I met professionally. " stammered the doctor. " Oh yeah? " his wife snarled. " In whose profession? Yours or hers? "
A new, young MD doing his residency in OB was quite embarrassed performing female pelvic exams. To cover his embarrassment he had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly. The middle- aged lady upon whom he was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassed him. He looked up from his work and sheepishly said, " I'm sorry. Was I tickling you? " She replied, " No doctor, but the song you were whistling was, I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener".
Patient: Doctor, I think I need glasses. Teller: You certainly do! This is a bank.
Sheri, the pert and pretty nurse took her troubles to a resident psychiatrist in the hospital where she worked. " Doctor, you must help me, " she pleaded. " It's gotten so that every time I date one of the young doctors here, I end up dating him. And then afterward, I feel guilty and depressed for a week. " " I see, " nodded the psychiatrist. " And you, no doubt, want me to strengthen your will power and resolve in this matter. " " NO!!! " exclaimed the nurse. " I want you to fix it so I won't feel guilty and depressed afterward! "
The doctor took Dan into the room and said, " Dan, I have some good news and some bad news. " " Oh, no. Give me the good news, I guess, " Dan replied. " They're going to name a disease after you. "
A doctor and a nurse were called to the scene of an accident. Doctor: We need to get these people to a hospital now! Nurse: What is it? Doctor: It's a big building with a lot of doctors, but that's not important now!
A man, after being hurt, calls 911 for help. Man: Operator, operator, call me an ambulance! Operator: Okay, sir, you're an ambulance!
Then there? s the woman who goes to the dentist. As he leans over to begin working on her, she grabs his crotch. The dentist says, " Madam, I believe you? ve got a hold of my privates. " The woman replies, " Yes. Now, we? re going to be careful not to hurt each other, aren? t we. "
I've got good and badThis old man visits his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, " I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first? " Patient: Well, give me the bad news first. Doctor: You have cancer, I estimate that you have about two years left. Patient: That's terrible! In two years, my life will be over! What kind of good news could you probably tell me, after this? Doctor: You also have Alzheimer's. In about three months you are going to forget everything I told you.
5. You never have to watch reruns on television. 4. You are always meeting new people. 3. You don't have to remember the whines and complaints of your spouse. 2. You can hide your own Easter eggs. 1. Mysteries are always interesting.
I was sitting in the waiting room of the hospital after my wife had gone into labor and the nurse walked out and said to the man sitting next to me, " Congratulations sir, you? re the new father of twins! " The man replied, " How about that, I work for the Doublemint Chewing Gum Company. " The man then followed the woman to his wife? s room. About an hour later, the same nurse entered the waiting room and announced that Mr. Smith? s wife has just had triplets. Mr. Smith stood up and said, " Well, how do ya like that, I work for the 3M Company. " The gentleman that was sitting next to me then got up and started to leave. When I asked him why he was leaving, he remarked, " I think I need a breath of fresh air. " The man continued, " I work for 7- UP. "
Mrs. Smith: Help me, doctor! My son, John, swallowed the can opener! Doctor: Don't panic. He'll be alright. Mrs. Smith: But how do I open the can of beans?! The toast is getting cold!
Prisoner: Look here, doctor! You've already removed my spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and one of my kidneys. I only came to see if you could get me out of this place! Doctor: I am, bit by bit.
A customer walks into a pharmacy and asks assistant for an anal deodorant. The assistant explains that they don? t stock them. The man insists that he bought his last one from this store. The assistant passes man on to the pharmacist, who explains that store has never stocked such an item. The man explains he bought his last one from this store only weeks ago and has done for several years. The pharmacist asks man to bring in his last purchase and he will try to match the product. The following day, the man returns to the pharmacy and shows the deodorant to the pharmacist. The pharmacist asks why the customer thinks this is an anal deodorant, when it is obviously of the underarm stick variety. The customer explains that instructions on reverse state, " Push up bottom to use. "
A man visits the doctor for a checkup, and after some tests, the doctor comes in with a grave look on his face. Doctor: Well, I have some bad news and some really bad news. Man: Well, give me the really bad news first. Doctor: You have cancer, and only 6 months to live. Man: And the bad news? Doctor: You have Alzheimer's disease. Man: That's great. I was afraid I had cancer!
Patient: How much to have this tooth pulled? Dentist: $ 100. 00. Patient: $ 100. 00 for just a few minutes work? Dentist: Well, I can extract it very slowly if you like.
An elderly woman went into the doctor? s office. When the doctor asked why she was there, she replied, " I? d like to have some birth control pills. " Taken aback, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, " Excuse me, Mrs. Smith, but you? re 75 years old. What possible use could you have for birth control pills? " The woman responded, " They help me sleep better. " The doctor thought some more and continued, " How in the world do birth control pills help you to sleep? " The woman said, " I put them in my granddaughter? s orange juice and I sleep better at night. "
David: My wife beats me, doctor. Doctor: Oh dear. How often? David: Every time we play Scrabble!
I am always getting those return address labels from charities wanting money. The other day, I got one from an Alzheimer's group. Funny though, they forgot to put my street name on them!