The Placebo Chronicles: Strange But True Tales From the Doctors' Lounge (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Jul 8, 2009 - Humor - 208 pages
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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.
  

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The Placebo Chronicles : Strange But True Tales From the Doctors' Lounge

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In this admittedly vulgar but entertaining compilation, family physician Farrago brings together some of the most ridiculous doctor jokes and real-life medical stories sent in by readers of his bi ... Read full review

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User Review  - Douglas Tatelman - Goodreads

If you like "Untold Stories from the ER", you'll love this book. Every sort of unimaginable gross situation that can happen to a doctor. I have much more respect for our MDs after reading what they go through. Read full review

Contents

PJ Explains the 8020 Rule
2
INTRODUCTION
4
A Salute to the Barn
14
Picket Fences
22
FUBIGMI
28
THE RESIDENT
41
CYANARA
47
Trauma Alert
53
Heres One Way to Beat the System 85 8 CM The Movie
115
Life on the Farm 92 SCAMBIEN
121
Cant Keep It
128
Back in the
139
Hear Today Gone Tomorrow
146
Hospice Tales
156
War Is Hell or Whats That Smell?
167
Medical Brush with Greatness
176

X Roy Files
97
Teachable Moment 71 CAMELOll
103
Remote Control
109
Top Ten Things We Always Wanted
182
CONCLUSION
189
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About the author (2009)

DR. DOUGLAS FARRAGO is a family physician who started the bimonthly Placebo Journal in 2000. A frequent lecturer and media commentator, Dr. Farrago lives in Auburn, Maine.

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