The scene is the office of Dr. Nejim, young physician, avid reader of the nation's leading journals of medicine. Mrs. Sniff has just come in.
Dr. Nejim: What can I do for you, Mrs. Sniff?
Mrs. Sniff: That's what I've come to ask you.
Dr. Nejim: Very funny, Mrs. Sniff, but seriously, what is bothering you?
Mrs. Sniff: I want you to do something for my cold.
Dr. Nejim: COLD? Did you say COLD!!!? You came in at the right time. I have just read an excellent article on surgical treatment of COLD (1), and the outlook is not as
H. E. Acronymic Burlesque in the Shape of Some Pairs. Ann Intern Med. ;77:653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-653
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):653.
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