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Funny medical newspaper misprints!

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Small typos can make a world of difference, especially for printed words about the medical profession. Here are 13 hilarious examples of why you shouldn’t always believe what you read.

1. From an article on stomach trouble:
“Doctors are beginning to accept that stomach ulcers are infectious. They are caused by a bug called Helicopter.”

2. From More:
“Your chance of catching an STD during your period is greater, because the blood changes the PhD level in the vagina.”

3. From the Daily Mail:
“Choking patients can now be incubated to maintain their airwaves.”

4. The Sunday Times explanation for the extinction of dinosaurs:
“The extinction may well have occurred when a steroid hit the Earth.”

5. Another newspaper misprint:
“The Welsh international had to withdraw when the cut turned sceptic.”

6. From a Sunday newspaper:
“The surgeon said he’d removed my momentum—the funny apron of fat that covers the intestines.”

7. From The Workshop Bugle:
The paper recently carried a news report about a chap who’d happily “recovered from a tuna of the kidney.”

8. An excerpt from Pulse:
“If we are over-diagnosing asthma, then we must be under-diagnosing the other causes of nocturnal cough, such as post-natal drip.”

9. From a national newspaper:
“Cutting down on fats reduces the risk of heart disease. Try to choose unsaturated fats, which are found in red meat, milk, cheese, coconut oil, palm oil and butter…”

10. From the Daily Mail:
“A transplant surgeon has called for a ban on ‘kidneys-for-ale’ operations.”

11. From a local paper:
“On the Sunday before Christmas, there will be a potluck supper in the church hall, followed by prayers and medication.”

12. From the South Wales Evening Post:
“Cash plea to aid dyslexic cildren.”

13. An interesting health tip from Q magazine:
“In America you can buy melatonin as a vitamin supplement. It is a hormone that your penile gland secretes when it gets dark.”

This list was curated by Jason Wolfe, a 30-something-year-old English doctor living in North London. His main interests, apart from medicine and surgery, include piano playing, computer programming and the Internet. He likes to keep fit, and in particular, he enjoys a vigorous game of squash. Learn more about Wolfe here.

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David Rogers

David Rogers is a writer and editor living in Athens, Ga. After graduating with a degree from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, he spent time as a freelance journalist and musician in Nashville, Tenn. Returning to his home state of Georgia, he began working as a full-time freelance journalist and enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics for the Scrubs community.
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8 Responses to Funny medical newspaper misprints!

  1. mgee LPN

    Don’t forget the patient who had the bilateral bologna amputation!

  2. lwd338

    My daughter is in school for medical assisting and one of her fellow students was reffering to the umbilical co
    rd as the
    abiblical cord 😉

  3. NLeary

    Once in a progress note, an intern tried to describe a wound as having puss. Instead he wrote that the wound was “pussy.”

  4. mywizofoz RN

    OMG! Good Laugh Today…Thanks

  5. mywizofoz RN

    OMG! thanks for the good laugh today!!!!

  6. mywizofoz RN

    OMG! thanks for the good laugh today!!!!

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