Patient : These tablets
have a very funny effect on my bowels.
: Are you on HRT?
Overheard in a busy clinic as a receptionist
spoke to an obviously hard-of-hearing client:
I worked in surgery for almost 15 years, and we had a cardiac
surgeon that was a "good ol' boy" (well, we are in
A retired consultant physician tells that when he sent a patient to the Royal Naval Hospital she reported that they had "put up a periscope and found an atomic bladder!"
One evening while working in the ER, I received a call from a patient who had recently visited the department. She said to me, "You all gave me this subscription for depositories, but I still can't go to the toilet." I had to think about that for a minute.
A GU consultant from north Wales tells me that while passing
through a frantic ENT clinic, he overheard this curious bit
One night, when I was working as an RN at
a trauma center in Chicago, a young male was brought in after
being shot by an off-duty police officer during an attempted
robbery. The man did suffer from multiple gun shot
wounds, but would eventually make a complete recovery. His
sister came in about an hour after the patient arrived, and
when informed that her brother was shot during the commission
of the robbery, remarked to me (and I swear this is true!) "They
shot him for that? He's robbed people before and
they never shot him. Why did they shoot him this
A former radiologist from Northern Ireland tells that years
ago, kitted up in leaden apron and gloves, he was conducting
a radiographic examination of a woman's abdomen.