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 Healing With Humor

Humor is powerful medicine. In observance of April Fool’s Day this Sunday, I am focusing on the lighthearted side of medicine. The following quotes were taken from actual medical records dictated by physicians. These are from a column written by Richard Lederer, Ph.D. for the Journal of Court Reporting and have been reprinted on several web sites and magazines.

  • Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.
  • The patient’s past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40-pound weight gain in the past three days.
  • She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December.
  • The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
  • The patient has no past history of suicides.
  • Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.
  • The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.
  • Since she can’t get pregnant with her husband, I thought you would like to work her up.
  • She is numb from her toes down.
  • While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.
  • The skin was moist and dry.
  • Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.
  • Coming from Detroit, this man has no children.
  • Patient was alert and unresponsive.

Note: Stay healthy so you don’t end up in the hands of a physician who writes these types of medical notes.

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  • Nina Mae April 12, 2019, 10:18 PM

    Just cruising around your website. This is just great, Lucinda! Are your books on applebook?

    • Lucinda Porter April 15, 2019, 11:50 AM

      Nice to see you here! The book is on Applebook, but it is much cheaper on Amazon (either ebook or used paper format). Although the treatment info is a little outdated for people on common hep C treatments, I think it is still relevant and practical for people taking ribavirin. I am working on another book that is more generic for all health problems, but you’ll be cured long before it comes out. See you here and there!