An internist, ER physician, surgeon, and a pathologist decide to take a break from the hospital and go duck hunting together. The next morning, they were sitting in a duck blind waiting for the birds. Eventually, one appeared on the horizon.
The internist watched it carefully as it came over and said, "Gentlemen, notice the colorful plumage, the distinctive quacking sound, and the web feet trailing behind."
As the bird flew out of range, he said, "Based on my observations, I would venture that we have seen a duck, but further tests may be necessary before we decide on a course of action."
The other doctors all looked at the internist, then at each other, and then turned their attention to the sky again. It wasn't long until another bird appeared. They waited until it came closer and then the ER physician spoke up. "It's a swan! no, it's a goose! no, no wait! it's a duck!" He then whipped out his gun and fired multiple rounds into the air, each one missing. The bird subsequently flew away.
When the next bird flew by, the surgeon stood up, took aim, and shot. Feathers, blood, and viscera exploded overhead. A sorry looking carcass fell into the blind. The surgeon turned to the pathologist and said, "Hey, could you run over there, get that damn thing, and tell me if it was a duck?"
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stage 2a rectal cancer 11/05 at age 63
LAR 12/05 with adjuvant radiation+5FU,leucovorin 1-2/06
NED for 8 years, cured