Medical Slang: Bury the Hatchet, Freud Squad and Hasselhoff!

Wikipedia has a great list of terms of medical slang. I just wanted to highlight a few of these to make you laugh…

  • Bury the Hatchet – accidentally leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient
  • Freud Squad – the psychiatry department
  • Hasselhoff – a term for any patient who shows up in the emergency room with an injury for which there is a bizarre explanation.
  • TEETH – tried everything else, try homeopathy
  • UBI – “Unexplained Beer Injury”

Do you know more?