Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Great moments in research

For whatever reason, Dr. Brian Mautz of Canberra decided to research penis size in the homo sapiens male, and how it relates to other body features.

I suppose there are a lot of oddball studies out there. Competition to get published is stiff, so you need eye-catching hard data to penetrate journals.

But this upstanding one just gave me the giggles.

It was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, better known by the acronym PNAS.

Dr. Mautz's co-authors included Drs. Wong and Peters, of Melbourne.

And, inevitably, Dr. Peters' first name is........ Richard.



Thank you, SMOD!

22 comments:

Fresh Off My Hook said...

Stiff -- hard data - penetrate? I do believe you are the best blogger out there, Dr. Grumpy.

Dana said...

And it's publised in PNAS. Say that one out loud.

Packer said...

Oh, wow it is junior high school day in the blogosphere. I almost missed it, thanks for bringing me to full attention. I think we should erect a monument to your blog.

Chivas Owle said...

Was it published April 1st by any chance?

3Sweeties said...

Thanks for explaining that one to us, Dana.

LaShaune said...

Jeez...this entire post reminded me that I have a reproductive manuscript I have to submit to this very journal. Thanks! I needed that. And I love working in Urology. The penis jokes are free-flowing around here.

Ms. Donna said...

And this old broken writer caught the "updtanding" pun.

You know puns are the lowest form of humor, right? Just ask a member of the Psych tribe what Freud said.

Physician, heal thyself.

Anonymous said...

This is satirical right?!?! Right?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Packer, of course the monument should be an obelisk.

The really weird part is that this is not an April Fool's joke. It's all real. PNAS, the article, and the names really exist!

Dr. Grumpy, you rock!

Anonymous said...

This STILL doesn't explain the whole beets-on-hamburgers thing.

Patti Cadwallader said...

Dick Peter's parents should be horse-whipped for naming their child that.

Curious... said...

I Now I want to read the article. Link??

Grumpy, M.D. said...

The link is highlighted in the first paragraph, above.

PediNP said...

My 13 year old son will only watch the local news where the commentator is Dick Johnson and the weatherman is Pete Sack. Your post might just get him interested in medicine. Just sayin'...

purlewe said...

I kinda think that drs with those names tend to become urologists b'c they have a sense of humor about it.

Patho Nurse said...

Nothing beats Dr. Richard Chopp, urologist out of Austin, Texas:
http://www.urologyteam.com/node/2

ER's Dad said...

Patho Nurse:

I'll see you that one, and raise you Dr. Harry Beaver, ObGyn:

http://dererumnatura.us/archives/2006/10/harry-beaver-ob.html

As the great Dave Barry says, "I swear to God I am not making this up."

EDNurseasauras said...

Met a Hymen Queen MD...OBGYN when i was a puppy nurse. and then there was Dr Seymor Sacks who was not, sadly, a urologist .

Ami said...

Most children asked for Legos. Not little Dick. He always requested an erector set.

::snort::

When we lived in Temecula, California in the early 80s there was an OB/GYN named Kuntz. W.D. Kuntz. Hubby always said the W.D. stood for 'we do'.

Aesop said...

6 billion people, and this stuff jus writes itself...

Anonymous said...

I didn't get the PNAS joke until I read this out loud to my husband.
BTW...my maiden name is Kuntz. My Dad's middle name was Rex. He said it made for a lot of comments when he was in the Army during the war.

Bakehouseblog said...

A palliative care consultant I know is really truly called Dr Death. He has taken his mothers maiden name instead...... You just couldn't!!!

 
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