Aug. 17, 2021

Dead Dick, Medic-s'plaining, & The Four Humors


In the last episode, we spoke about civilians arguing about symptoms and diagnoses with doctors, which is both irritating and dangerous. Today, we touch on one of mansplaining's relatives, "medic-s'plaining," which I think is even worse. 


In this episode, we talk about the uncomfortable moments nurses generally go through with doctors and interns, trying to explain what we are doing wrong, even when we are doing it right. We also talk about some research I've been doing on humor. We travel back in time to ancient Greek and peep into their theory of the Four Humors: blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile. We also explore the meaning of laughter and the connection between humor and health.


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The heel stick under the careful supervision of a doctor (5:05)
  • Being questioned for questioning the intern (7:16)
  • Some research on humor's origins (9:36)
  • The Four Humors, their meaning, and application to medicine (12:06)


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