Monday, August 29, 2011
This post brought to you by Bob Kelso Chief of Medicine
It reminded me of early on in the series Scrubs, how the character Elliot couldn't refer to any form of genitalia without an oddball euphemism such as "bajingo". Eventually set straight by good old Bob Kelso by having it pointed out that as a doctor she needed to be comfortable referring to the human anatomy with proper terminology or get the hell out of his hospital. (I'm paraphrasing of course)
Which leads me to wonder how someone can earn a PhD in biology and yet still be squeamish when discussing the process of human reproduction? It is possible that he was doing his best to avoid offending anyone. His discussion the previous class about why Creationism isn't a science seemed to ruffle a few pious feathers. Still, I can't help but lose a tiny bit of respect for a professor who gets timid about teaching the material.