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40 Interesting Facts About Doctors

21-25 Doctor Facts

21. The first female Athenian doctor had to dress as a man in order to get her education and practice medicine because being a female doctor was a capital crime, but when she became the most popular doctor in town among women in her male guise, the other doctors accused her of seducing her patients. – Source

22. A reckless neurosurgeon in Texas killed and paralyzed several patients over 18 months in spite of many formal complaints of his malpractice by fellow neurosurgeons. – Source

23. A doctor once attempted to prove that the human soul had weight by placing dying patients on a giant scale at the moment of death. – Source

24. The doctor who claimed that there was a link between autism and vaccines had his medical licence removed when he was found to have fabricated evidence. – Source

25. A doctor named Haing Ngor survived four years of genocide under the Khmer Rouge by pretending to be uneducated. After moving to America, he starred in a movie as a man faking stupidity to survive the Khmer Rouge. He won an Oscar. – Source

26-30 Doctor Facts

26. In 2013, a doctor in Vancouver tested a disposal program for cigarette butts, offering one penny for each butt returned to its booth. It was a huge success and within a few hours over 60,000 butts had been collected. – Source

27. The Nazis developed an experimental drug cocktail called D-IX in which the Nazi doctors found that equipment-laden test subjects who had taken the drug could march 55 miles without resting. – Source

28. Vibrators were invented by doctors to relief their fatigued hands from masturbating hysteria away from women. – Source

29. After a Soviet doctor in Antarctica had to remove his own appendix, all Australian doctors must have theirs removed before allowed to stay there. – Source

30. Doctors in Ancient Rome used an early form of electrotherapy to successfully treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy and migraines. They administered the charges by placing electric torpedo fish on the patient’s head. – Source

31-35 Doctor Facts

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31. In early 1900s German kids used to die from diarrhea until a doctor invented carrot stew which saved thousands of lives. – Source

32. Steve Jobs’ doctors correctly predicted that the St. Patrick’s Day/March Madness weekend would cause fatalities that would yield the organ donation he needed. – Source

33. A consumer reports poll found that 93% of doctors are concerned about the common meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals. – Source

34. “Killing Season” is a British medical term used to describe the time around August, when the newly qualified doctors join the National Health Service. – Source

35. Doctors’ sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually in the United States. – Source

36-40 Doctor Facts

36. Nurses and doctors wear green or blue scrubs to help relieve eye strain from constantly looking at red (patient’s insides), which is also opposite on the color wheel. They’re easier to wash and keep longer. – Source

37. The doctor who ran the famous gender identity study on identical twin boys where one was raised as a girl falsified his data for 30 years, and that the boy never actually accepted his female identity. – Source

38. Doctors before the eleventh century would drink the urine of their patients to determine whether or not they had diabetes. A sugary taste indicated the person was diabetic. – Source

39. An Australian doctor has set up a real-life Dallas-Buyers-Club-style group to enable patients with hepatitis C to buy imported curative generic drugs for a fraction of the cost. – Source

40. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University almost never confirm black lung in coal miners’ court hearings, leading to hundreds of cases where people suffering from black lung do not receive any benefits. – Source


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    • I assume from your username that you are a male, so Jim, shut the f**k up about women’s rights. What if you were raped by your stepfather when you were 14 years old and then forced to have his child. Is that ok? Or were an unfortunate 1% when birth control doesn’t work and had no intention of having a child. Whelp, tough sh*t, here’s a human you have to take care of. Abortions will happen whether they are legal or not.

      • Well, that escalated quickly….

        But before we let Jim hijack these facts to serve his political views, I’d like to state fact #14 is about babies. That implies a person which is born already.

        Jim is confused and apparently read “fetus”, the state BEFORE born. Now, wheter those feel pain is under debate. I mean… I am no doctor, but I am sure there is a period between conception and actually having grown nerves (the biological medium of pain, necessary to feel anything).

        An abortion in that period can’t give pain, as there is nothing to sense it with.

        After that period is where the debate starts. And that debate doesn’t really suit this site.



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