Diagnosis Technological Developments

It amused me to discover that despite this being 2009, despite the huge advances in medical science, hernias are diagnosed using the following two techniques,

  • prodding and asking ‘does it hurt there’
  • pressing and asking you to cough

I’m not complaining it obviously works, and it’s quick cheap and easy, but I just found it funny.

You can keep your multi-million pound body scanners, just press there tell me if it hurts and cough for me, thanks.