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#39797 - 09/03/01 04:51 AM Re: Classic names  
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...and doc comfort specializes in ?

Don't forget that Alex Comfort wrote the book, The Joy of Sex, which had a seminal influence in its day.


#39798 - 09/03/01 05:27 AM Re: Another Doctor's Name-more towns  
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In reply to:

take pity on all the folks of Farmingdale, NY


Am I missing something here? Seems a perfectly unobjectionable name to me.

Bingley



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#39799 - 09/03/01 12:20 PM Re: Classic names  
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doc comfort say he is : In truth, intending to specialise in neurology, psychiatry, or a hybrid of the two.


Heavens to Betsy! Miracles do happen. A doctor who would treat a person with dis-ease rather than just the dis-ease!
What will they ever come up with next?

Aside : a sign I'd like to see in every Doctor's office :
"The absence of disease is not the same as good health."
{/grumble}



#39800 - 09/03/01 03:05 PM Re: Classic hypothetical medical names  
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My wife, who teaches nursing, has long been dissatisfied with the typical test-questions which refer to patients as "Mr. X, age 72" or "Miss Z, age 27", etc.

She instead uses made-up names keyed to the medical problem involved. Thus, the patient suffering from effects of alcoholism is the noted British peer, Sir Osis. The female VD patient is Lucinda Streets. More technically-named patients are Al Kalosis and Acey Dosis.

She would appreciate further names, and asks me to solicit your ideas. (Of particular interest are names relating to the courses she is teaching this semester: (a) surgical nursing; and (b) development of young- to middle-aged adults.)

PS: uniformly, her students entirely fail to get the joke.



#39801 - 09/03/01 08:39 PM Re: Classic names  
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>The Joy of Sex, which had a seminal influence in its day.

Nominated for a TEddy! Not that that will make a vas deferens to anyone!



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#39802 - 09/03/01 08:55 PM Names for patients  
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Well, there's always Carmen Cold.

Pan Creatitis

Paul E. O.

Ski Zophrenic and

Perry Noid, his cousin

A. Sid Reflux

O. Titus Medea (He's a real pain)

McUlar Degeneration

Tiny Tuss

F. U. Vertigo (no just a short ways)

: Itis

Juaninta Oven

Mayo Carditis

N. Doe Metriosis

Harry Palms (specific to adolescence of course)

N. U. Rhesus

I need to go feed the kids!!!!

TEd



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#39803 - 09/04/01 12:46 AM Re: Classic names  
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The Joy of Sex, which had a seminal influence in its day.

Nominated for a TEddy! Not that that will make a vas deferens to anyone!


So, TEd, care to give us urinalysis of the book?


#39804 - 09/04/01 09:09 AM Re: Classic hypothetical medical names  
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We used to make up names for testing our directories and address books. In amongst those names were:
Mustafa Fag (in UK context Fag is cigarette, so maybe either the surname or disease needs changing!)
Ivan Nastichestikov (possibly originally from "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"'s late arrivals)
Rod





#39805 - 09/04/01 04:24 PM Re: Classic names  
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> So, TEd, care to give us urinalysis of the book?

Nope. I don't do yellow journalism.



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#39806 - 09/04/01 09:12 PM Re: Classic names  
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Once in college I visited student health because I had a bad case of jock itch, and the doctor I saw that day was named "Dr. Dick." I thought that was pretty funny.

There is a medical student here whose last name is "Looney," and he is thinking about going into psychiatry. I pray every night that he does!

There is a town here in Kentucky named "Nonesuch." Honest. I've seen it on a map.

There's a liquor store right outside a dry county here. As you're headed in the direction towards the dry county the sign says "Last Chance Liquors," and on the other side it reads "First Chance Liquors."




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