Thursday, August 28, 2008

It only hurts when I don't laugh, Doc

CARTOON CLASSICS FROM MEDICAL ECONOMICS, a book from 1963, is a collection from a specialized publication. Among the dozens of cartoons by cartoonists unfamiliar to me are the stars of the gag cartoon world of the time: Chon Day, VIP, Syd Hoff, and more. A sale was a sale, and whether to a mainstream publication or something as esoteric as this, a cartoonist has got to sell his work.

As with any field that has its own jargon, some of the punchlines depend on knowing what a medical word or term means. You want me to explain the joke? Go look it up!

©1963 Medical Economics Book Division, Inc.

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