Family Doctors, 8 Laws of Medicine

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#1 Dinosaur offers these truisms for docs.

  • First Law: The Art of Medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature takes its course.
  • Second Law: It is impossible to make an asymptomatic patient feel better.
  • Third Law: The urgency of the test is inversely proportional to the IQ of the insurance company preauthorization clerk.
  • Fourth Law: No good deed goes unpunished.
  • Fifth Law: A patient's acceptance of a screening test is inversely proportional to its necessity for that particular patient.
  • Sixth Law: Trauma survival is inversely related to the patient's value to society.
  • Seventh Law: Fertility is inversely proportional to intelligence.
  • Eighth Law: The better the surgeon, the more reluctant s/he is to operate.