This has been going around the interwebs for a week or more but I keep coming back to it, what great insight in such a humorous post.  This is what happens when lawyers run the way medicine is delivered…

To familiarize lawyers with the new coding scheme requested by the USPDA, a small sample for the complaint of “Spilling” is shown below:

  • Spilling 200
    • Spilling, Water – 210
      • Spilling, Water, Hot – 211
        • with blisters 211.1
        • without blisters 211
      • Spilling, Water, Warm – 212
      • Spilling, Water, Cold – 213
  • Spilling, Coffee – 240.1
    • Spilling, Coffee, Hot – 240.11
        • with blisters – 240.121
        • without blisters 240.122
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Cream only – 240.12

      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Regular Milk only – 240.13
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With 2% milk only – 240.14
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Skim Milk – 240.15
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Soy milk only 240.16
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Sugar only – 240.17
      • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Artificial Sweetner (of any type, including, but not limited to Nutrasweet, Spenda, Sweet ‘n Low) – 240.18

    • Spilling, Coffee, Hot, With Cream and Sugar 240.16

To see the whole post head on over to Dr. Wes, always good writing and insightful views from the inside of medicine.

Image source:, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Image source:, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Ha, this is a great comic about the science (or pseudoscience) of extrapolating information.  It makes a great point about predicting trends from a very small data set, and I’m a science nerd so it made me laugh

Ok, so I’m a week behind on this but caught it on WhiteCoat’s Call Room, pretty funny stuff and I don’t know how true it is but with the July 1st turnover all of the 4th year medical students are now interns, the interns are now residents, and some residents have now become attendings.  Of course this means that for the first crucial months of these training programs the error rate spikes, how’s this for an example, set to the Mastercard “priceless” ads:

Medical school education: $240,000
Brand new white lab jacket with embroidered name: $37.50
Four pack of Red Bull to keep you up all night during your first call: $9.00
Obstetrical textbook to learn about the stages of labor: $219
Three one-minute cell phone calls to the chief resident to update him on the patient who is pushing but whose cervix remains “fingertip” dilated: $1.20
Spanish-English dictionary to find out why the patient keeps saying something sounding like “debo empujar” (”I have to push”) and keeps calling you “pendejo“: $16.95
Watching the OB nurse double check the patient’s cervix, flip out, and call for a STAT c-section because the patient’s cervix is fully dilated, the newborn is in a breech presentation, and you’ve been sticking your finger in the kid’s anus instead of the mom’s cervix for the past 30 minutes: priceless

From the best new blog on the internet NCBI ROFL, acute management of the zipper-entrapped penis!

Morning Sickness isn’t a Sickness, its an Adaptation…

Men know what’s hot, women haven’t decided…

Another NCBI ROFL, Does this outfit make me look like I wanna get laid?

Genetic Link for Perfect Pitch…like I say, there’s a gene for everything

“All women have the exact same strong feelings about Angelina Jolie, and no matter what they say, it is thinly veiled jealousy. Your neighbour will start to wonder about you kissing Angelina Jolie on Monday. At first she will realise that this is her one opportunity to beat Angelina Jolie by being a better kisser. Then she will imagine the kiss chain from her, to you, to Angelina Jolie, to Brad Pitt. This will seal the deal in her mind.” — So you want to kiss your sexy neighbor, but you’ve never even said hello…this guy is kinda crazy but creative as hell, he should write for CSI

Soon to Be Outdated Beliefs