Category Medical Humour
LITFL Medical Humor 340

Back in Black

After checking the patient’s observations and refitting his oxygen mask, the nurse heard the patient ask: “Are my testicles black?” The nurse raised his eyebrows, then spoke in his Scottish brogue, “I’ll check if you like”. The nurse lifted up…
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Retrieval 101

A footballer has sustained an injury. The game can't restart until the injured player has left the pitch. There is a perfectly good stretcher and two fit and healthy stretcher-bearers. The injured man is only two meters from the sideline.
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Waiting Room Medicine

With exponential Emergency Department over-crowding and spiraling waiting times, the Utopian College has produced a series of guidelines to assist fondling members.
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Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Despite millennia of extensive research, evidential debate and philosophical procrastination the answer to this riddle still remains a mystery...or does it?
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Interview with the UCEM President

Today the UCEM released the first in a series of interviews by Hilda Lutenblag with Sir Hubert Ignatius Thompson the Third - President and primary fondling member of the Intergalactic Federation of the Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine.
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World Cup Fever WCF

World Cup Fever: pathological condition where healthy individuals manifest augmented physical responses in the presence of minor noxious stimuli.
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Not exactly emergency medicine is it?

More hilarious brilliance from ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look‘ – following on from their ‘homepathic A&E‘ masterpiece. This skit reminds me of a half-remembered anecdote from Frank Vertosick Jr.’s classic book about neurosurgical training, ‘When The Air Hits The Brain‘.…
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UCEM to Save the NHS

Egerton Y. Davis IV, Head of UCEM's Demographically Impartial Public & Social Health Improvement Taskforce, made an important announcement today. Davis said that his team have been allocated the task of saving Britain's National Health Service.
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Placebo Weirdness

Check out @ProfessorFunk‘s kinetic typography take on the utter weirdness of placebos, based on information from @BenGoldacre‘s superlative book, Bad Science. One way NOT to administer the ‘placebo’ effect…