Last Laugh



Last Laugh




In the Jocular Vein

Not to worry

He was my first patient in private practice—a 22-year-old carpenter who'd had severe diarrhea for a week. I asked him to sit on my brand-new electric exam table, then remembered that I didn't have the proper plug.

"I have to get a three-pronged plug, but I'll be right back," I told him. When I returned several minutes later, I found him pale and sweating. "What are you going to do with that plug?" he asked.

—William Ure, MD
Santa Barbara, CA




Last Laugh.

Medical Economics

Sep. 5, 2003;80:96.