Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Glimpse Into the Future

Recently relayed by my dear, departed father (he isn't dead; he came up to visit last weekend and then departed -- for home):

Apparently there is more money spent in this country on Viagra, other ED drugs and breast augmentation combined than there is on Alzheimer's research. I suppose that means eventually everyone will be walking around ready for sex, but won't remember how to do it. (Or if they do remember how, they won't have any idea when they last did it.)

6 Comments:

At Wed Mar 19, 07:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's because people with ED have a problem with it...whereas Alzheimer's patients forget that anything's wrong

 
At Wed Mar 19, 08:54:00 PM, Anonymous Dr. Val said...

Or maybe our elderly population will end up with high STD rates? With viagra and breast implants - and no recollection of who their partner is... sounds like a dangerous combo!

 
At Thu Mar 20, 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Sid Schwab said...

Or: "Gimme a break. We just did it."

"We did? How was it?"

 
At Thu Mar 20, 11:19:00 PM, Blogger tk said...

Hmmm, I can't remember the last time I . . . oh, never mind.

 
At Fri Mar 21, 04:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's probably ten or a hundred times more spent on baseball every year than Alzheimer's research.

Down with spring training!

 
At Sun Mar 23, 03:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the field of urology, there are 3 drugs for ED but almost no research, in comparison, on female urology problems. Urinary incontinence and related problems are extremely common among women, probably moreso than ED among men. Yet when I was referred to a urology office, I was told that no one there did uro-gynecology. (Luckily my PCP then found me an office with a uro-gynecologist so things worked out in the end.) The field of urology deserves serious scrutiny for their priorities.

 

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