25 years of good health laughs
By Dr. David Spiegelman
Recent studies show that laughter is good for the human cardiovascular
system. We already know it's good for the soul. Thus we can confidently say
that Dr. David Spiegelman's 'Medical Malaprops' is good for you, body and
Dr. Spiegelman has practiced family medicine in the rural community of
Pepperell, Massachusetts for over 25 years. His fondness for his patients
comes through loud and clear, always with a healthy dose of humor.
from the introduction:
"Sometime in 1979 a patient told me she couldn't be pregnant because she
had a previous tubal litigation. Shortly thereafter another patient related
that her utopian tubes were blocked. I started taking more notice of these
'medical malaprops' and began writing them down so as not to forget them.
As my colleagues became aware of this endeavor, they would call me to share
amusing things their patients had said or sometimes written..."
And that is how the collection began. Twenty-five years later, it's a
richly hilarious potpourri ranging over the entire health care system and
human anatomy, with a special emphasis on the funny bone.
The text is enhanced by amusing illustrations by Jessica Lyn Burhans.
This little (5" x 5") book is an excellent item for counter display, and
will be a popular gift.