[Dixielandjazz] doctors.

Bill Biffle bbiffle at brgcc.com
Mon Oct 25 08:10:59 PDT 2004

I was a home builder in a former life and once during an examination a
neurosurgeon spent 15 mins. Or so asking me about the new house he was
having built.  At the end of the discussion, I said, "I assume that my fee
for this consultation will be reflected in your charges today.".  He took
$55 off the bill - and that was in the late 1970s!

DJML content "'Taint What You Do It's How You Do It".

Bill Biffle
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Duke City Jazz Band
bbiffle at brgcc.com

-----Original Message-----
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Fr M J (Mike)
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 8:09 PM
To: m - Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] From the NYTimes.

October 18, 2004

Letter to the Editor

A Doctor's Wrong Notes

To the Editor:

Re "If It's Jazz, Doctors Win, Hands Down" (NYC column, Oct. 12):

The medical profession is liberally populated with amateur classical
musicians, too, namely pianists. As a classical piano teacher, I have
often seen my medical maladies set aside by doctors for questions
about their musical maladies.

One heart-stopping situation followed a series of medical tests, when
my internist introduced me to another doctor, who promptly requested
a private consultation room.

With my medical files in hand, the newly introduced doctor asked me
to be seated while he closed the door.

Pushing aside my files, he leaned across the table and whispered, "I
have a serious problem trying to read the bass clef."

In my most professional manner, I asked, "Do you have insurance?"

Jocelyn Ruth Krieger
Southfield, Mich., Oct. 12, 2004

Fr M J "Mike" Logsdon
North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Utrecht Succession)

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