A lawyer awoke in a hospital bed after a risky operation to find the curtains
drawn around him. "Nurse," he asks, "why are the curtains closed?  Is it
night?" "No, the nurse replied. "It's just that there's a building on fire
across the street and we didn't want you to wake up thinking the operation
had been a failure."


Yet another encounter between medicine and the law...

A defending attorney was cross examining a coroner.  The attorney asked,
"Before you signed the death certificate had you taken the man's pulse?"

The coroner said, "No."

The attorney then asked, "Did you listen for a heart beat?"


"Did you check for breathing?"


"So when you signed the death certificate you had not taken any steps to make
sure the man was dead, had you?"

The coroner, now tired of the brow beating said, "Well, let me put it this
way.  The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but for all I know he
could be out there practicing law somewhere."

  |         'Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.'          |
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  |                 Mark Davis   a.k.a. mnd@loc3.tandem.com                  |