Cartoons: Doctor, Doctor

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Doctor tries to make a house call in the middle of a blizzard, but the patient tells him that it was a false alarm.

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Could be poor
“It could be worse, Mr. Jackson. You could be poor.”
Evan D. Diamond
August 7, 1954

 

Women talking to each other in a doctor's waiting room.
“What I like about him is he doesn’t belittle your symptoms.”
Chon Day
September 16, 1950

 

Patient keep his arms away from the doctor
“Before I give you my arm, what happened to that pointed thing that was on the desk?
Al Johns
September 16, 1950

 

Patient talking to his doctor in a medical library
“Stumped, eh?”
Rodriguez
October 11, 1952

 

Doctor talking to his patient
“Good heavens! Didn’t I tell you to exhale?”
Wesley Thompson
October 11, 1952

 

Patient lifting his doctor over the bed.
“All right, so you are getting stronger, but you’re still not well enough to go home.”
Al Johns
October 20, 1951

 

Doctor speaks to a patient in his office.
“Let’s simplify matters, madam. Suppose you give me your diagnosis first.”
Don Tobin
October 25, 1952

 

Doctor tries to make a house call in the middle of a blizzard, but the patient tells him that it was a false alarm.
“False alarm, doc!”
Walt Wetterberg
November 17, 1951

 

A green-faced patient walks into the doctor's office.
“I’m going to take you off the green pills for a while.”
Bill Mittlebeeler
December 5, 1953

 

A doctor and nurse examine their patient.
“In a few days, Mr. Hedgewick, you’ll be well enough to start thinking about what this is costing.”
Goldstein
March 7, 1953

 

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Comments

  1. Doctors are no longer funny. They tested my 86 year old mother for CHLAMYDIA, which is a STD. She did not know what it was. But when she came home and told me about it I hit the ceiling. Years later the ‘experts’ at a leading NY geriatric clinic pompously told us (two separate opinions, both wrong)… she suffered from Alzheimer’s. She actually had mixed dementia. Finally, when we were considering moving her to assisted living, the eligibility committee informed our family we were ‘too rich’: (Mother had a mere $29,000 in a checking account. No stock portfolio, no car, no villa in the South of France). So they firmly.. turned us away. Now with the COVID epidemic, while I thank many dedicated Doctors, I still witness exchanges that simply curl my hair. Fie!

  2. Physicians acquire their knowledge from our. dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives. ONLY A PHYSICIAN CAN COMMIT HOMICIDE WITH IMPUNITY: Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE. English doctors kill you. French doctors just let you die.aka: DR WHO CARES!

  3. This week’s top cartoon happens to be on the bottom. I find it funny because the situation in real life is ANYTHING but, Post Editors!

    Even WITH insurance you’re in for a rude awakening even spending one night in the hospital. You not only get the initial big portion bill (not covered), you start getting ALL KINDS of extra $500+ bills weeks later because this or that doctor who came in your room for less than a minute smiling, “just to say hi” or bringing you a sleeping or pain pill “WASN’T IN THE NETWORK!” when you call the number on the bill for an explanation!

    I’m sorry. When I was admitted for a hernia operation at the hospital (Providence) IN THE NETWORK, I didn’t know I was supposed to be asking every damn person that came into the room if he or she was in the network or not, like a broken record!! If they’re there interacting with me as a patient awake or asleep, that’s NOT my fault if they’re not in the network, and therefore ‘not covered’ by my insurance. They’re in that hospital assigned to me at that time! All bets are OFF if they’re “in the network” or not! It’s TOTALLY unethical, and should be illegal!!

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