Seeking humor at the AMA
The annual American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting basically consists of several days of doctors talking for hours on end. While pontification is often the order of the day, a few delegates manage to crack wise.
In a debate about the potential health hazards of “fracking,” a process used to attract natural gas, former AMA Trustee Dr. Cyril “Kim” Hetsko referenced the potential conflicts his state of residence may pose: “Wisconsin has no sources of gas, besides the hot air coming out of mouths or our dairy cows.”
During a debate between the two candidates to be AMA president-elect, the eventual winner, Dr. Robert Wah, talked about being called upon to deliver emergency medical care. “You and I know the call: ‘Is there a doctor in the house?’ ” Wah said. “This is what makes our profession stand above the rest. When was the last time anybody heard ‘Is there a lawyer in the house? Will an MBA please come to the back of the airplane?’ ”