Ha ha — I read this one after I read the two great jokes below and found it almost as funny. Hey Alda give your speech to the script writers — not the doctors.
I’m a doc and I have to say that I agree with Alda on this.
Only thing is no one needs to “teach” anybody anything. Docs just need to have the time to be able to sit down, look folks in the eye and communicate in simple English appropriate to the patients understanding.
Everyone knows how to do this; obviously Alda’s docs have chosen to confuse him with medical jargon- maybe they thought he was really Hawkeye?
The biggest joke of all is that doctors routinely explain things in plain English if they explain at all. Alda had to shop this drivel around for years until he found a school Stony Brook that would bankroll his last ditch desperate effort at retaining his career. Funny the only example he could give was one that showed there is really no problem.