Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chaucer, M.D.

There's a new hospitalist in Grumpyville, who's either a medieval time traveler or frustrated Renaissance Faire participant. In the last week I've seen these statements on his charts (and yes, he really does use the royal "we" when speaking):


"We shant deny neurology the pleasure of this consult."

"We beseeched the patient to stop using heroin, yet still she scorns our advice."

"Cardiology has been waiting in the wings, and we shall summon them forthwith."


43 comments:

C N Heidelberg said...

That is awesome.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. Don't tell me people resent the levity.

emily said...

LOVE it. You know we're going to need more from time to time. This is awesome.

The Reader said...

What a great sense of humor! Sounds like a fun guy!

Carrie P said...

If he starts talking about wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, run the other way.

Kat said...

Awesome! I want someone like that at my hospital.

History Doc said...

Doth the man write with S's that look like f's, thus sending the handwriting recognition software into tempests?

heterodyne said...

Indeed, methinks some dating up of the soft ware that guideth speech is in order.

Kim said...

I wonder if he's a member of the SCA...Society For Creative Anachronism. Sounds like he might be...I know many people who are very active with that group and they all seem to talk and write like that.

mostly cajun said...

Compared to the norms of modern discourse consisting mostly o grunts, farts and giggles, this is a delightful upturn.

MC

Anonymous said...

Was this on shakespeares birthday (national speak like the bard day) which was one day in the last week?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, this is pretty typical for this guy, going back a few months.

Mad Jack said...

Don't be ridiculous, HistoryDoc. All instances of Handwriting recognition software has hung and resorted to the blue screen of death when confronted by any medical doctor's indecipherable personal scribblings.

I suppose he might be an out of work Thespian who's forced to moonlight. Well, he'll do better financially as an MD rather than a culinarian at the local slop shop. I'm betting on the renaissance faire, though. Something about costume, language and romance while happily forgetting such luxuries as modern plumbing, disinfectant and Novocaine, to say nothing of penicillin.

Julie said...

i think it's neat!

Packer said...

Soft delight is the voice that criticizes least.

We have a local barrister, or is he a solicitor, who dresses as if he were Sherlock Holmes. He is on 3rd wife I always wondered if something was afoot.

joe positive said...

great! thanks for making me laugh.

Anonymous said...

In what apparel, I pray, does this lovable soul robe his body? Does he look the part?

DataGirl said...

Good laugh this morning...thanks for sharing. Sounds like a fun dude.

23 Skidoo said...

Godspeed Dr. Grumpy, Godspeed!

myoclonicjerk said...

Oh, he's fun fun fun!!!

myoclonicjerk said...

Oh how fun! This could be a fabulous new trend.

Whelk Lad! said...

Does he prescribe leeches and bleeding?

Moose said...

We suspect that he is merely attempting to add some humour into an otherwise dull work environment.

(And by "We", I mean "I and my stuffed teddy, 'Mofeen Bear'.")

Amanda said...

Maybe he's a Cullen.


*Surely someone here has a 12 year old girl and will get that reference.

kathy b said...

at least it is entertaining!!!

Anonymous said...

So, after you beseech the patient to stop using illegal drugs, do you beseech the cops to come get them? or not required to?

ndenunz said...

This will come to a stop when he gets sued and someone looks at his documentation.

Anonymous said...

Carlisle didn't talk like that, though.

Jackie said...

Have you met him or only had the pleasure of reading his notes?

Is he pompous in person?

Alba said...

Awesome! Purely awesome!

bobbie said...

Yep, we definitely need to see more from this chap ~ L'dMAO!!

Anonymous said...

LOL LOL! Methinks this is a doc with a sense of humor. Or should that be Humor?

As long as he or she practices good medicine and does not discuss the four Humors, for Galen, I think Grumpy has found a kindred spirit.

Huzzah!

ER's Mom said...

We think that we need more of this at the hospital.

Charles said...

Heere folweth thy Phisiciens Tale:

Thus semeth me that Nature wolde saye, this hopytalist pens quite welle ev'r day.

Under the moone, that may wane and waxe, his werk rightly is no thyng axed.

For it bathed every veyne in swich licour, of which vertu engendred is the flowr.

Whan "we" eek with "we" sweete breeth, inspired hath in every Mary and Annie.

'Tis no small thyng, for Ed and Pissy now maken smale melodye.

CathRN said...

I worked with a trauma doc who looked like Ted Nugent, wore Birkenstock sandals (with and without socks,) and wrote orders for "rat poison 5mg.". Totally bizarre on the surface. On the inside, just a guy who knew who he was and was comfortable with that. GREAT doc, too.

Anonymous said...

Pray good sir, does this gentleman writeth a blog?

RSDS said...

I agree with Kim (from 7:37 AM), "I wonder if he's a member of the SCA...Society For Creative Anachronism. Sounds like he might be."

I also immediately thought mi-lord, to be a Duke (has been King more than once), a Count (has been King once), or at least a Baron (either a Court Baron, or the head of a Barony); though mayhap it be that mi-lord holdeth the office of Chirugeon.

When I joined the SCA there were only 4 Kingdoms in the Knowne World, now there be over 20.

Anonymous said...

Grumpy, you're such a snob! I can't believe it! Self promoting, snobby, jumpy creature.

I only like you because you happen to be one of the kindest people in the world.
Others share my opinion you lucky bastard.

But your snobbery and spin is too much. I'm gonna fight with you.

You'd do anything for a compliment, I swear. Anything. You'd prescribe heroin, although you obviously can't do it at all and everybody knows it.

Maitri said...

Charles wins the interwebz.

bobbie said...

That is AWESOME, Charles!!!

ERP said...

That's funny because I always like to use the Royal "we" to make a point. It has more emphasis.
This guy's notes would be the only ones I would look forward to reading in a chart!
I also presume he uses the æ and œ symbols for effect?

Corn said...

Does he actually speak like this, too? Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

*shan't :) but that's awesome i like them already >.< ... i teach music and my poor students sometimes get a phrase or two that's a little ancient. the look on their faces; priceless.

 
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