Physician Gives Herself Tuberculosis so She Doesn’t Have to Get Any More Flippin’ PPDs

  • 2.1K
    Shares

LITTLE ROCK, AK – University Hospital pulmonologist Roberta Koch has had it with getting yearly PPDs, so she has come up with what she sees as a foolproof method of never having to receive one again: actually getting tuberculosis.  

cough“I work at four different hospitals and each one of them requires a separate PPD because none of the hospitals will accept another hospital’s results.  So each year I have to wait like an idiot in each separate occupational health office, get a PPD, and then go back two or three days later to have it read, that is if I don’t forget.  It’s a real waste of time!  Then I remembered people who had tuberculosis could refuse the PPD because of the terrible skin reaction.”

In response, Dr. Koch took a long needed sabbatical and exposed herself to the tuberculosis bacillum which she had taken from the pathology lab.  After confirming herself with three positive sputums that she had tuberculosis, she began quadruple therapy, and now just six months later, she is happily tuberculosis free.  

“I only had one seizure from the isoniazid, but it is a small price to pay for not having to get any more PPDs.  I’m very happy with my decision,” said Dr. Koch.  

image_pdfimage_print
  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Bernie Sanders’ Hernia Likely Caused by Strain of Attempting to Lift Up Middle Class

9.8KSharesWASHINGTON, D.C. – A source close to the colorectal surgeon who treated Democratic presidential ...

black jacket

Physician Strike Enters 3rd Week After Custodial Staff Purchase Embroidered Jackets

968SharesAnn Arbor, MI – Physicians throughout Michigan Medicine have continued into the third week ...

sonogram

Beyoncé’s 3-Month Sonogram Reveals Twins Harmonizing In Womb

156SharesNEW YORK, NY – Speaking after a routine visit to the pop sensation’s obstetrician, ...

arterial line circle of willis CPR emergency department butthurt audacity code shift change prior authorization otherwise stable

Breaking: CPR Requires Prior Authorization

23.6KSharesWASHINGTON, D.C. – In breaking news that will infinitely complicate the already difficult process ...