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Posted by on Oct 29, 2010 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #140

Kick-Back Friday: #140


If Mad Love (1935), starring Peeeeter Lorre, is any indication, these are the bad-news rules in spooky movie-land.

  1. Brilliant surgeons are kah-razy.
  2. They don’t perform mundane operations, like appendectomies.
  3. They invariably transplant body parts.
  4. They don’t tranplant kidneys.
  5. They do transplant limbs.
  6. The transplant donor is typically insane, a criminal, or both.
  7. The transplanted body parts behave according to the donor’s, not the recipient’s, will.

The good news in spooky movie-land: Graft rejection is simply not an issue.

Poster for Mad Love, starring Peeeeter Lorre, from Wikipedia and reproduced under fair use law.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.