Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Chaplin

  • A difficult diagnosis: Humor—how we laugh at doctors

    Kate BaggottSt. Catharines, Ontario, Canada “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it,”1 silent film star Charlie Chaplin wrote in his autobiography. Chaplin’s words do not exactly connect the funny bone to the humerus, and the anatomy of comedy has never been easy to chart, especially when it…