>Laws of the House of God

>Figured this was a good time for a re-read of The House of God.

Fatman’s Laws of the house of god

  1. Gomers don’t die
  2. Gomers go to groud
  3. At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse. 
  4. The patient is the one with the diesease
  5. Placement comes first
  6. There is no body cavity that cannot be reached with a #14G needle and a good strong arm
  7. Age + Bun = Lasix Dose
  8. The can always hurt you more
  9. The only good admission is a dead admission.
  10. If you don’t take a temperature, you can’t find a fever
  11. Show me a BMS (best medical student) who only triples my work and I will kiss his feet
  12. If the radiology resident and the medical student both see a lesion on the chest x-ray, there can be no lesion there
  13. The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible.

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on April 10, 2011, in Medical School, Residency. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. >i have been dying to lay my hands on the book, can you believe it has not sold a single copy from the book stores in my neck of the woods in the last 9 years? 😦

  2. >Has the Kindle made inroads into India yet? I'd say you could buy it on Amazon as an e version and read it on your new laptop, but I was shocked that they are still charging $9.99 for a book written almost 40 hears ago.I'm going to buy it on there, and when I am done, I'd be happy to loan it to. (you can loan e books for up to weeks).

  3. >Dude, that's awesome. Haven't seen those rules in about 5 years. Nice post and good seeing you last night for the info session.

  4. >i loved that book! Loved the sequel, "Mount Misery" even better! Hope you are doing well!

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