|"Hurry!" the doctor commanded his teenage daughter, "Put my stethoscope and medicine box in my car. That was an emergency call from someone who says he will die if I do not turn up immediately."|
"Papa, that call was not for you but for me," replied the girl saucily.
|A patient suffering from a nasty cold visited Dr. D Costa and said groaning, "Doctor, can you cure my terrible cold? It has made things hell for me for the last four or five days."|
Having never read about any confirmed cure for common cold, the young, over-zealous doctor advised after much initial hesitation, "You may do one thing. Take a hot bath and stand beneath a fan."
"Stand beneath a fan!" perplexed by the strange instruction, the patient asked, "Will your method cure me, doctor?"
"I can’t say so for sure," replied Dr. D Costa, with his spectacles resting on his nose, "but if you do as directed, you are certain to get pneumonia which I can cure for sure!"
|A doctor got a call from a very excited woman, "My son just swallowed the aspirins, what shall I do?"|
He replied, "Give him a headache, what else?"
|Once a doctor got a telephone call in the middle of night. The caller sounded very excited. |
"Doctor, please come at once. My wife is in great pain and I am sure it is appendicitis”, he said.
The doctor assured him that there was no need to panic. "I will come in the morning."
The man protested, "But doctor, my wife is really serious."
The doctor replied, "I took out your wife s appendix two years ago. She can not have another."
The caller protested, "That is alright doctor, but now I have got another wife!"