Let's Play Doctor: The Instant Guide to Walking, Talking, and Probing Like a Real M.D.

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 2, 2008 - Humor - 224 pages
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Let’s Play Doctor is your instant guide to becoming a Real Fake Doctor. At the Why Do Men Have Nipples School of Medicine, we offer an informative, immersive, and incredibly entertaining course of study that will give you the special skills needed to get your M.D. on! By following the lessons in Let’s Play Doctor, you’ll learn:

• Special mental exercises to give yourself that buff, bulging Doctor brain
• How to impress your peers with big, polysyllabic, esoteric medical lingo (can you say pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis?)
• Easy ways to diagnose your girlfriend’s goiter or your father’s fistula
• Do-it-yourself surgeries from hemorrhoidectomy to breast enlargement
• And, most important, how to craft a completely believable, official-sounding get-out-of-work-for-medical-reasons note

Tuition? Just $14.95. Enroll today! It’s time to play doctor!


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Contents

CONTENTS
1
TALKING THE BODY TALK
53
DIAGNOSE THIS
94
DOITYOURSELF MEDICINE
112
MEDICAL MANNERS ETHICS AND MORALITY
134
FINAL EXAM
177
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
203
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MARK LEYNER is the author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist; Et Tu, Babe; and The Tetherballs of Bougainville. He has written a variety of movies and television shows.

BILLY GOLDBERG, M.D., is an emergency medicine physician at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. He is also the host of a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Doctor Radio channel.

Together, they are the authors of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Why Do Men Have Nipples? and Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Having Sex?


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