Tuesday, October 2, 2007

632- Rx AT IT'S BEST

But sometimes things go a little awry. Here are a few humorous accounts...
Doctor Stories:
A man
comes into the ER and yells, "My wife's going to have her baby in the cab!" I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs, and I was in the wrong one.--Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Antonio, TX.
At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patients anterior chest wall. "Big breaths," I instructed. "Yes, they used to be," she remorsefully replied.--Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA.
While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, "How long have you been bed-ridden?" After a look of complete confusion she answered, "Why, it must have been about
twenty years -- when my husband was alive."--Dr. Steven Swanson, Corvallis, OR.
One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct. Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a "massive internal fart." --Dr. Susan Steinberg, Manitoba, Canada.
All in a days work, I guess, if some of these things don't happen then they're not really doing their jobs..

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