Monday, September 19, 2011

What You Call Groups of Doctors

September 19, 2011

Here for your information
And for your exultation,
Is the straightforward goop,
On what to call a doctor group
Forgive the verbal inflation.

A palpitation of internists
A fibrillation of cardiologists
A handful of gynecologists
A stirrup of obstetricians
A family of general practitioners
A rash of dermatologists
A void of urologists
A pile of proctologists
A movement of gastroenterologists
A lump of oncologists
A staph of diagnosticians
A hive of allergists
A shot of pediatricians
A vocation of laryngologists
A passage of rhinologists
A herd of otologists
A retinue of ophthalmologists
A gout of rheumatologists
A vein of hematologists
A cast of orthopedists
A series of radiologists
A joint of osteopaths
An arch of podiatrists
A colony of bacteriologists
A plague of epidemiologists
A helix of genetics
A host of parasitologists
A batch of virologists
A resect of surgeons
A gross of pathologists
A burr of neurosurgeons
A bag of anesthesiologists

Source: An Exaltation of Larks, James Lipton, 1999

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