Joseph Tokaruk, MD
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In struts the drug representative, a resplendently attired proselytizer. The only thing missing is a top hat from which to pull the rabbit the beaming doctor is about to see.
Rep: (confidently, like a ringmaster) "Doctor, I have a new antiarthritic drug!"
Dr: (His smile collapses into a frown, as if he has just discovered that he has to undergo an abdominal aorta repair without an anesthetic.) "I hope you're not going to lecture me about yet another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. My friend's wife is a pharmacist and she made a dress out of our present plethora of nonsteroidal drugs
Tokaruk J. Nonsteroidal Drugs 2010. Ann Intern Med. ;111:546. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-6-546
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(6):546.
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