One of the other guests at a dinner party the other night was a prominent neurosurgeon. I asked him if medics made jokes about one another the way other professions do. “Of course”, he replied, “would you like to hear some?” It turns out that the butts of most medical jokes are the surgeons. Example:
Q: How do you hide money from a general surgeon?
A: Put it in the case notes.
Q:How do you hide money from an orthopaedic surgeon?
A: Put it in a textbook,
Q: How do you hide money from a plastic surgeon?
A: You can’t hide money from a plastic surgeon!