|2 This is a chronic condition that frequently befalls the aincome-oriented physician,
3 Because in this bMost Chosen Nation, the best opportunities for a physician to maximize income without incurring grave financial risks usually involve specialization in high-margin, low-risk disciplines in which very high patient volumes can be achieved,
4 Such as treating cteenagers for acne, which eventually clears up or it doesn't, whether the physician gives it any thought or not,
5 dOr treating extremely old or terminally ill-people in nursing homes, who are all eventually going to die anyway, so it hardly matters if the physician gives any thought to his patients or not, as long as he keeps pumping out those bills for echeckups and fmedication and more gtests,
6 hOr psychiatry, which requires no thought of any kind, because psychiatric patients are usually so screwed up that nothing can help them anyway,
7 iAnd besides, neurotics always think you're doing your job as long as you always answer their questions with another question from the jlist you carry in your pocket.
8 But these kinds of practices can also cause some disturbing symptoms,
9 Such as a tendency to become physically ill at the prospect of seeing another case of megazits, or another ktoothless and incontinent old bag of bones, or another lbraindead housewife who can't seem to find her place in life,
10 mNot to mention a nagging temptation to think about whether this kind of practice is what life is supposed to be about, even though you have the nMercedes and the oyacht and the sizzling pmistress to prove it.
||11 Fortunately, though, the Way of Harry makes it easy to prescribe a cure for this qdangerous condition,
12 Namely, rConsolation,
13 Which comes in many many forms,
14 As all physicians know,
15 Including pills and powders and ampoules,
16 Except that Harry offers only the finest stuff,
17 sDirect from down south,
18 tAt extremely competitive prices,
19 Without any need to play ugames with your own medical supplies.
20 Sound interesting?
21 I thought so.
CHAPTER 91 vinvesticus stupidicus.
2 When your primary interest in life is money, the worst possible ailment you can contract is some sort of financial disaster,
3 Which wincome-oriented physicians are especially susceptible to,
4 Because when you get into the swing of making lots and lots of money without thinking about it at all,
5 xIt's easy to start thinking that you must be really brilliant about money,
6 yOr why would you have so much of it?
7 Since this qualifies as a thought of at least some kind, it represents a zwarning sign that should not be ignored,