Could You Convince
People You're A Doctor?
Fake doctors are commoner than you might imagine.
America a hoax psychiatrist persuaded 10 married women to have sex with total
He telephoned a hundred women at random and claimed to be a
psychiatrist secretly treating their husbands for sexual problems.
told them that they should leave the house and come back with the first man they
could find and await further instructions. In a second call he told the women -
and the strangers they'd brought home - to have sex. He claimed it would help
cure the husband's problem.
Ninety women who'd been telephoned refused to
follow the hoaxer's instructions. But ten did as they were told.
Italy a hospital found that one of its top brain surgeons wasn't even qualified
as a doctor.
In England a meat salesman performed 14 operations in just
24 days while a biology teacher posed as a gynaecologist for 6 months before
How long do you think you'd last? How convincing would
you be as a doctor? Try this quiz for fun:
There is one correct answer to
each of the following questions...choose the one you think is right and then
check your score.
1. What would you prescribe kaolin
a) a headache
b) a tummy upset
c) an ear
2. One of these drugs is an antibiotic - but
What would you use to listen to a patient's chest:
4. Which of
these hospital specialists deals with skin problems:
5. How many moles
are there on the average human body?
What is the correct spelling?
7. Which of these drugs would you prescribe for someone in
Approximately how many miles of veins, arteries and capillaries are there in
your body: a) 600
9. The tubes which
connect your kidneys to your bladder are called:
10. If you look at a bright light your pupils
11. Where is the
thickest skin on your body?
a) on your eyelids
b) on the soles of your
c) on your bottom
12. What is the name of the substance that
changes the colour of your skin when you get a suntan?
13. The average human heart is roughly the
a) a table tennis ball
b) a cricket ball
c) a rugby
14. What is the name of the gland that produces the hormone
a) the duodenum
b) the pituitary
15. How much blood does your body contain?
b) 20 pints
c) 30 pints
The correct answers
1 b, 2 b, 3 c, 4 b, 5 a, 6 b, 7 a, 8 c, 9 c, 10 b, 11 b, 12 c,
13 b, 14 c, 15 a.
If you got 12 or more right - order your brass plate
If you got 8 to 11 right - dodgy, you wouldn't last a week.
got 7 or less right - no chance, with a little practice maybe you could
masquerade as a bedpan washer
Taken from Coleman's Laws by
Vernon Coleman, published by EMJ books. Available from the webshop on this
website and from all good bookshops everywhere - on and off line.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2007