Q: Many years ago the National Lampoon ran a poem about doctors. One of the lines (from memory) was: “We’re doctors, we’re doctors, we’ll treat you like cats./We’ll cut off your buttocks and wear them like hats.” Any chance you can locate it?
A: According to Hulka: “It’s an excerpt (more or less) from the fake “Yale Medical School Alma Mater” in the piece “Doctor’s Privilege Kit” by P.J. O’Rourke.” Thanks Hulka! The issue it first appeared in was May 1975 (Medicine) and later reprinted in the “National Lampoon Treasury of Humor.”