Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Chaplin

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

    Kate Baggott St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada   “Clown Car.” Photo by Oliver Gouldthorpe on Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0. “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…