MAD magazine injects humor into exam room reading choices
Posted July 19, 2010
Regarding "Managing office stress with laughter" (link): I couldn't agree more with the article and especially the comment by Placebo Journal Editor Doug Farrago, MD, that there's "not much" humor in most doctors' offices.
As serious as we must be dealing with our patients' ailments, we physicians must maintain a sense of humor, if for nothing else but to keep our own sanity.
I collect MAD magazine and bring in old issues for reading in my exam rooms. You'd be surprised how often I find patients reading MAD rather than the news and entertainment choices.
David Lubin, MD, Tampa, Fla.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/07/19/edlt0719.htm.