Archives for January 28, 2006

Best Descriptive Use of a Non-Medical Word

A few months ago, I went to see a patient with the common “N/V/D” complaint.

After introducing myself, I did the med-school trained thing and asked the patient to tell me, in their own words, what the problem was.

“I have a culinary tract infection” was the answer.

Well, exactly right. I do have a fun job.