* * Anonymous Doc

Sunday, May 30, 2010

In the call room, we have a list of all of the patients by room number and their diagnoses. I get in this morning and here's what I see:

1104 Fainted after macerating


"What do you mean?"

"This guy fainted after doing what exactly?"

"Read the board."

"Yeah, I know. Macerating is when you put sugar on strawberries and they get soft. I assume that's not what he was doing."

"No, read the board. He was, I don't know, touching himself."

"Yeah, that's not the right word."

"Whatever, you know what I mean."


  1. You'd think people who work in a medical setting would know the proper terms for these things....

  2. I don't like that word for it, it sounds too painful.

    Also, great blog! This is my first post, but I've been reading for a while.

  3. That's hysterical! Thanks