"We medical practitioners do our very best, Mr. Nyman. Nothing is more sacred to us than the doctor-plaintiff relationship."
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"We did find a creative bone in your body, but it was very untalented."
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"You know, doctor, right now I'd really prefer if your sense of humor were a tad less self-deprecating."
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"This will buy you four months.
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"Enough medical mumbo jumbo, just give it to me straight, Doc-will I ever be able to play piano again?"
Tags:mumbo jumbo, pianist, pianists, headless, disembody, disembodied, injury, injuries, injured, bedside manner, hopeless, lost cause, lost causes, hopelessness, optimist, optimists, optimistic, life support, kept alive, head, heads, medical equipment, operation, operations, accident, accidents, nasty accident, nasty accidents, musician, musicians
"Look – now I've gone and caught your stupid disease!"
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"Have your pillows been plumped this morning?"
"Ah, the lovely widow!"
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"And this one is the very first surgical procedure I ever performed."
"This is going to be a little invasive."
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"It's a very senior moment—he's dead."
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"Sounds like a heart attack. Tell him to take two aspirin and call my office in the morning."
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"We'd like to start out being very involved with you but eventually be drawn away to much more interesting cases down the hall."
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"Let me check my card file for a joke about your condition."
"It's not our policy to disclose details of a future operation."
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"Either this is the wrong chart or- let's hope this is the wrong chart."
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"If it's any consolation, he seemed like a bit of a jerk."
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"Whoa – way too much information."
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"This is gonna hurt like hell."
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"Mr. Bream, it's time for you to put on a humiliating smock and let the doctor tell you about his fishing trip to Canada."
"Ah, Mr. Bromley. Nice to put a face on a disease."
"Don't worry, I've performed this procedure hundreds of times."
"Those bullet holes are something new, aren't they?"
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"Long answer: he's dead. Short answer: dead."
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"The I.R.S. can't hurt him anymore."
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