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The Placebo Chronicles: Strange but True Tales from the Doctors' Lounge

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True Tales of the ridiculous, the silly, and the just plain weird cases doctors face—lampooning the medical bureaucracy that makes practicing medicine and getting medical care such a headache.

Doctors have a sick sense of humor. This is the deep, dark, and hilarious secret of the medical profession revealed by the irreverent Dr. Douglas Farrago in his popular satirical magazine, Placebo Journal—affectionately known by its thousands of fanatic readers as “Mad magazine for doctors” and called, by U.S. News.com, “raunchy, adolescent, and very funny.” Now, in The Placebo Chronicles, Dr. Farrago has compiled the best of the most outrageous and uproarious true stories to come out of the ERs and examination rooms of doctors all over the country.

Submitted by actual physicians, these are the stories they tell each other at cocktail parties and in doctors’ lounges, trading sidesplitting and truly unusual tales of their most embarrassing medical moments, the grossest things they’ve ever seen in medicine, their favorite Munchausen patients, and much more, including “The X-Ray Files”—mind-boggling anecdotes and images of the oddest foreign objects doctors have removed from patients. Not for the faint of heart, the humor in The Placebo Chronicles is brutally funny—just what the doctor ordered to guard against the ill effects of an M.D.’s worst enemies: the Medical Axis of Evil, a.k.a. drug companies, HMOs, and malpractice insurers.

Fully illustrated with fake advertisements—for pseudopharmaceuticals like OxyCotton Candy and Indifferex (the mediocre antidepressant)—this refreshingly honest collection invites doctors and patients alike to share the laughter, a liberal dose of the very best medicine.

Synopsis:

A collection of humor from the bimonthly satirical magazine Placebo Journal presents outrageous and hilarious real-life stories from hospital emergency rooms, examination rooms, and doctors' offices from across the country, from physicians' most embarrassing medical moments, to the grossest things they have seen in medicine, to their favorite Munchausen patients. Original. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

DR. DOUGLAS FARRAGO is a family physician who started the bimonthly Placebo Journal in 200. A frequent lecturer and media commentator, Dr. Farrago lives in Auburn, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489593
Subtitle:
Strange but True Tales from the Doctor's Lounge
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Illustrator:
Gordon W. Marshall
Calligrapher:
Marshall, Gordon W.
Author:
Farrago, Douglas Md
Author:
Farrago, Douglas
Author:
Douglas Farrago, M.D.
Author:
Farrago, M.D. Douglas
Author:
Douglas Farrago
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humor : Topic - Business and Professional
Subject:
Medical : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Topic - Business and Professional
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Placebo (medicine)
Subject:
Placebos (Medicine)
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Subject:
Humor : Topic - Business & Professional
Subject:
REFERENCE / Trivia
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050412
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anecdotes
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Business and Professional
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pharmacology

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of humor from the bimonthly satirical magazine Placebo Journal presents outrageous and hilarious real-life stories from hospital emergency rooms, examination rooms, and doctors' offices from across the country, from physicians' most embarrassing medical moments, to the grossest things they have seen in medicine, to their favorite Munchausen patients. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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