Did you hear that researchers have discovered that diarrhea is hereditary? It runs in your jeans.
My family physician told me of an incident that actually happened to him back in the early days of his practice.
He said a woman brought her baby to see him, and he determined right away that the baby had an earache. He wrote a prescription for ear drops. In the directions he wrote, "Put two drops in right ear every four hours" and he abbreviated "right" as an R with a circle around it.
Several days passed, and the woman returned with her baby, complaining that the baby still had an earache, and his little bottom was getting really greasy with all those drops of oil.
The doctor looked at the bottle of ear drops and sure enough, the pharmacist had typed the following instructions on the label:
"Put two drops in R ear every four hours."
I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center.
Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital.
She calmed down, and at the end of the conversation she happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter in to the ER right away.
A little boy was taken to the dentist. It was discovered that he had a cavity that would have to be filled. "Now, young man," asked the dentist, "what kind of filling would you like for that tooth?"
"Chocolate, please," replied the youngster
A father brought his son into the doctor because the boy had a matchbox car shoved up his nose. All the while the doctor was trying to remove the car, the father kept saying "I don't know how he did it!" Finally the doctor removed the car, and the father and son left.
A few hours later, the father came back with the matchbox shoved up HIS nose. He told the doctor, "I know how he did it!"
At an international conference, an American, a Brit, and a Russian were discussing the shortcomings of their diagnoses.
"I can't stand it some time. We treat people for cancer, and then they die of AIDS".
"I know what you mean." said the Brit. "We treat them for yellow fever, and it turns out they had malaria. Then, of course, they die".
"That is not a problem in our country" said the Russian doctor. "When we treat people for a disease, they die of *that* disease."
How does Michael Jackson pick his nose?
He looks through a catalogue in the plastic surgeon's office.
An eighth-grade teacher was leading a discussion on the qualifications for being President of the United States. After the teacher commented that a person must be a natural-born citizen, one of the students raised her hand. "Does that mean that if you were born by Caesarean section that you can't be President?"
Patient to eye doctor: "I'm very worried about the outcome of this operation,doctor. What are the chances?"
Eye doctor to patient: "Don't worry you won't be able to see the difference."
Did you hear about the optician who fell into a lense grinder and made a spectacle of himself?
"In retrospect, lighting the match was my mistake. But I was only trying to retrieve my son's rat." Stone told doctors in the severe burns unit of San Francisco City Hospital. Admitted for emergency treatment after an attempt to retrieve the rat had gone seriously wrong, he explained, "My son left the cage door open, so his rat, Vermin, escaped into the garage. As usual, it looked for a good place to hide, and ran up the exhaust pipe of my motorcycle. I tried to retrieve Vermin by offering him food attached to a string, but he wouldn't come out again, so I peered into the pipe and struck a match, thinking the light might attract him."
At a hushed press conference, a hospital spokesman described what had happened next. "The flame ignited a pocket of residual gas and a flame shot out the pipe igniting Mr. Stone's mustache and severely burned his face. It also set fire to the pet rat's fur and whiskers which, in turn, ignited a larger pocket of gas further up the exhaust pipe which propelled the rodent out like a cannonball." Stone suffered second- degree burns, and a broken nose from the impact of the pet rat. His son was grounded for 6 weeks.
Sam and John were out cutting wood, and John cut his right arm off. Sam wrapped the arm in a plastic bag and took it and John to a surgeon. The surgeon said, "You're in luck! I'm an expert at reattaching limbs! Come back in four hours." So Sam came back in four hours and the surgeon said, "I got done faster than I expected to. John is down at the local pub." Sam went to the pub and saw John throwing darts with his right arm.
A few weeks later, Sam and John were out again, and John cut his leg off. Sam put the leg in a plastic bag and took it and John back to the surgeon. The surgeon said, "Legs are a little tougher - come back in six hours." Sam returned in six hours and the surgeon said, "I finished early - John's down at the soccer field." Sam went to the soccer field and there was John, kicking goals.
A few weeks later, John had a terrible accident and cut his head off. Sam put the head in a plastic bag and took it and the rest of John to the surgeon. The surgeon said, "Gee, heads are really tough. Come back in twelve hours." So Sam returned in twelve hours and the surgeon said, "I'm sorry, John died." Sam said, "I understand - heads are toughest." The surgeon said, "Oh, no! The surgery went fine! John suffocated in that plastic bag!"
A guy walks into the psychiatrist's and says "Doctor, doctor, you've got to help me! I keep thinking that I'm a deck of cards!" The shrink says "Sit over there and I'll deal with you later."
Doctor: What's the condition of the boy who swallowed the quarter? Nurse: No change yet.
Doctor: You only have six months to live. Man: I can't pay the bill. Doctor: Alright, I'll give you another six months.
A man goes to the doctor and says to the doctor: "It hurts when I press here" (pressing his side) "And when I press here" (pressing the other side) "And here" (his leg) "And here, here and here" (his other leg, and both arms)
So the doctor examined him all over and finally discovered what was wrong... "You've got a broken finger!"
A distraught man ran into the doctor's office. "Doc!" The man screamed, "I've lost my memory!" "When did this happen?" asked the doctor. The man looked at him and said, "When did what happen?"
He finally invested in a hearing aid after becoming virtually deaf. It was one of those invisible hearing aids. "Well, how do you like your new hearing aid?" asked his doctor. "I like it great. I've heard sounds in the last few weeks that I didn't know existed." "Well, how does your family like your hearing aid?" "Oh, nobody in my family knows I have it yet. Am I having a great time! I've changed my will three times in the last two months."
Did you hear about the call girl that had to get her appendix out? The doctor sewed up the wrong hole and now she's making money on the side.
What kind of physician works on a cruise liner? A dry doc.
How is a hospital gown like insurance? You're never covered as much as you think you are.
Patient: Doctor, you've got to help me. I think I'm a kleptomaniac. Doctor: Don't worry. I think there's something you can take for that.
What do you get if you have strep throat on Friday? Saturday Night Fever.
Doctors bury their mistakes.
Did you hear about the two podiatrists who opened their offices on the same street? They were arch enemies.
As a doctor was examining his patient, he asked, "Any coughing, wheezing or shortness of cash?"
My Mom got the Amish flu. First she got a little horse, then she got a little buggy.
When the hospital gives you one of those skimpy gowns, you know the end is in sight.
Pathologists know how to cut loose.
What do you call a Florida gynecologist? A spreader of old wives' tails.
Why did the proctologist use two fingers? In case the patient wanted a second opinion.