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Cartoons: Medical Merriment

 “You have a pretty good constitution, but take it easy with the pursuit of happiness,” from Nov/Dec 1996


"You have a pretty good constitution,
but take it easy with the pursuit of happiness."
from Nov/Dec 1996

“Sorry about my handwriting, Mrs. Trumbull. That should read ‘topical,’ not ‘tropical,’ application." from Jul/Aug 2008


"Sorry about my handwriting, Mrs. Trumbull.
That should read ‘topical,’ not ‘tropical,’ application."
from Jul/Aug 2008

 “Herbert, you should have been suspicious when they said it was a big semi-private room.” from Mar/Apr 1997


"Herbert, you should have been suspicious when they
said it was a big semi-private room."
from Mar/Apr 1997

“Good heavens, nurse, I wonder how long this has been here! This isn’t my diploma—it’s the guarantee on my wife’s vacuum cleaner!” from July/Aug 2005


"Good heavens, nurse,
I wonder how long this has been here! This isn’t my diploma
—it’s the guarantee on my wife’s vacuum cleaner!"
from July/Aug 2005

  “This sort of thing can become a real problem if it’s not treated in time.” from Mar/Apr 1998


"This sort of thing can become a real problem
if it’s not treated in time."
from Mar/Apr 1998

 “Heart Research Center." from Sept/Oct 2010


"Heart Research Center."
from Sept/Oct 2010

“Mr. Peabody is here for his annual exam.” from Jan/Feb 98


"Mr. Peabody is here for his annual exam."
from Jan/Feb 98

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  • Dr. Don Rhudy

    I love it! As a doctor specializing in psychotherapy, I had lots of people brought to me all tied up—usually by family ties but sometimes in handcuffs.

  • John Aydelotte

    I’m no particular fan of going to the doctor, but since I just finished with a stress test, I can relate to the guy looking up the long flight of stairs to the cardiologist’s office. Perhaps this doctor(s) designed this part of the landscaping so they wouldn’t have to order any stress tests/

  • Charles Neumann

    Very funny. I hate to see the doctor, so I can relate to Mr. Peabody in the last cartoon.

  • Will B.

    I know how he feels!
    I always hide the wagon.

  • PJ Holmes

    You have such a fun job – nice work, Diana…miss your clever comments, though. I’ll bet the Post has a great collection of ‘office party’ comics for this holiday season, too.

  • Janet Garritano

    Too funny! I love the diploma one! I wonder how many patients actually do look at their doctor’s diplomas!