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Young doc.

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. okie

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    A young doctor moved out to a small community to replace the aging doctor
    there. The older doctor suggested that the younger doctor accompany him as he
    made his house calls so that the people of the community could become accustomed
    to him.
    At the first house they visited, the younger doctor listened intently as the
    older doctor and an older lady discussed the weather, their grandchildren and
    the latest church bulletin.
    After some time, the older doctor asked his patient how she had been feeling.
    "I've been a little sick to my stomach," she replied.
    "Well," said the older physician, "you've probably been over doing it a bit
    with the fresh fruit. Why don't you cut back on the amount of fresh fruit you
    eat and see if that helps."
    As they left the house, the younger doctor asked how the older doctor had
    reached his diagnosis so quickly.
    "You didn't even examine that woman," the younger doctor stated.
    "I didn't have to," the elder physician explain. "You noticed I dropped my
    stethoscope on the floor in there. Well when I bent over to pick it up, I looked
    around and noticed a half dozen banana peels in the trash can. That is probably
    what has been making her ill."
    "That's pretty sneaky," commented the younger doctor. "Do you mind if I try it
    at the next house?"
    "I don't suppose it could hurt anything," the elder physician replied.
    At the next house, the two doctors visited with an elderly widow. They spent
    several minutes discussing the weather and grandchildren and the latest church
    bulletin. After several minutes, the younger doctor asked the widow how she had
    been feeling lately.
    "I've felt terribly run down lately," the widow replied. "I just don't have as
    much energy as I used to."
    "You've probably been doing too much work for the church," the younger doctor
    suggested without even examining his patient.
    "Perhaps you should ease up a bit and see if that helps."
    As they left, the elder physician said, "Your diagnosis is probably right, but
    do you mind telling me how you came to that conclusion?"
    "Sure," replied the younger doctor. "Just like you, I dropped my stethoscope
    on the floor. When I bent down to pick it up, I looked around and there was the
    preacher hiding under the bed!"