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Dr. Jerome Groopman is a Harvard physician and staff writer for the New Yorker.
He was Stephen's guest on the March 19, 2007 edition of The Colbert Report. Less importantly, he is one of the world's leading researchers in cancer and AIDS.
A Surgical NailingEdit
While a lot of people accuse doctors of playing God, Stephen accused Groopman of trying to look like Him, working toward growing out his flowing white beard and sitting on a cloud touching fingers with Man.
Groopman estimated that doctors are wrong 20% of the time, because doctors work too much from the gut and not enough from the head - a claim which Stephen found disturbing, because, as most doctors will tell you, the gut has more nerve endings than the head.
Stephen advised Dr. Groopman that when operating on the gut, one should use the gut, and when operating on the head, one should use the head.
Dr. Colbert diagnosed Dr. Groopman with farszimacitis, necessitating removal of his farszimans.
Examples Of MisdiagnosesEdit
- 'Cheeto fingers' (digitalis delicious) is often misdiagnosed as jaundice.
- How Doctors Think
- The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
- Is not a surgeon, but has been operated on by one, which makes a lot of people as 'expert' as he is.
- Has a hyperactive synovian
- Is heavily influenced by Dr. Gregory House