Patients and Doctors

The following Misstatements were found on patient’s charts during a recent review of medical records. Written by various health care professionals around the US, including (we’re afraid) a doctor or two at several major hospitals:

“Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.”

“Coming from Detroit, this man has no children.”

“Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.”

“Examination reveals a well-developed male lying in bed with his family in no distress.”

“I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.”

“She is numb from her toes down.”

“She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce.”

“The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.”

“The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.”

“The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.”

“The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.”

“The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.”

“The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as stockbroker instead.”

“The skin was moist and dry.”

“When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room.”

“While in the emergency room, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.”

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  1. […] Brainlessworld (brainlessworld.net) wrote an interesting post today on Patients and DoctorsHere’s a quick excerptPatients and Doctors Posted on October 22, 2007 by brainlessworld The following Misstatements … health care professionals around the US, including (we’re afraid) a doctor or two at several major … and anorexia for lunch.” “The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle […]

  2. […] Brainlessworld (brainlessworld.net) wrote an interesting post today on Patients and DoctorsHere’s a quick excerptPatients and Doctors Posted on October 22, 2007 by brainlessworld The following Misstatements … health care professionals around the US, including (we’re afraid) a doctor or two at several major … and anorexia for lunch.” “The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle […]

  3. […] Brainlessworld (brainlessworld.net) wrote an interesting post today on Patients and DoctorsHere’s a quick excerptPatients and Doctors Posted on October 22, 2007 by brainlessworld The following Misstatements were found on patient’s charts during a recent review of medical records. Written by various … , who is still under our car for physical therapy.” “She is numb from her toes down.” “She stated […]

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