Medical Journal Mistakes

The following quotes were supposedly taken from actual medical records as dictated by physicians...OK, some are obviously typos.
  1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
  2. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had completely disappeared.
  3. She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
  4. The patient has been depressed every since she began seeing me in 1993.
  5. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
  6. Discharge status: Alive but without permission
  7. Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
  8. The patient refused an autopsy.
  9. The patient has no past history of suicides.
  10. Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.
  11. The patient's past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days.
  12. The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
  13. She is numb from her toes down.
  14. While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.
  15. The skin was moist and dry.
  16. Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.
  17. Patient was alert and unresponsive.
  18. Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.
  19. She sated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1995 when she got a divorce.
  20. I saw you patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
  21. Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.
  22. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.
  23. The patient was to have a bowel resection. However he took a job as a stockbroker instead.
  24. Skin: Somewhat pale but present.
  25. The pelvic examination will be done later on the floor.
  26. Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.
  27. Large brown stool ambulating in the hall.
  28. Patient has two teenage children but no other abnormalities.

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