Dr. Nerve: "What kind of vertigo?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Positional vertigo. It happens when he turns his head left."
Dr. Nerve: "Which of the semicircular vestibular canals is involved?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Are you serious?"
Dr. Nerve: "Yes. Which canal is involved? Superior, Horizontal, or Posterior? They taught you that in residency, didn't they?'
Dr. Grumpy: "I have no fucking clue. I had 29 consults this weekend, and breaking that down isn't going to change my management."
Dr. Nerve: "I think these things are important."
Dr. Grumpy: "I don't when I'm swamped. On call my main question is whether it's central or peripheral. You want more than that, call an ENT."
Dr. Nerve: "Personally, I examine them closely until I've localized the canal."
Dr. Grumpy: "You do that. He's in 734. The MRI is pending. The next patient is..."