Post-Pandemic Comedy of 1922 about Doctors/Medicine

By Ira Seidenstein

May 31, 2020

Comedy made shortly after the Spanish Flu Pandemic. Doctors in the same field may often hold very different opinions. Thus the old adage “get a second opinion”. If you need a doctor go to one. BUT it is known that one tries to find a ‘good’ one as some doctors are better than others. For the record for change of seasons, and sometimes before or after long overseas trips, for those occasions when I feel maybe I should see a doctor ….. I almost always go to A CHINESE DOCTOR or a Doctor of Chinese Medicine who is either FROM China or Korea or Japan. The first time I went to one, it was because a friend was going and knew this particular one who was from Japan. That was in 1976. So I happened to see this the other day and had absolutely no idea about the subject nor story. “ Dr. Jack, has plenty of practice but scant fees. He believes in using sunshine methods and avoids medicine as far as possible. This is quite contrary to the methods employed by the renowned Dr. Ludwig von Saulsbourg (Mayne), who for four years has reaped a golden harvest out of the father (Prince) of the Sick-Little-Well-Girl (Davis), keeping the latter in dark rooms and feeding her drugs without end.” Western Medicine is brilliant with emergency care!! And microsurgery!!! And one form of diagnosis (Chinese Medicine has a different perspective). And several other areas. Chinese Medicine has its own virtues including 1000s of years of practice. A few years ago while on ‘tour’ with Cirque du Soleil I was near the teacher of my friend (a juggler who became a Doctor of Chinese Medicine). So I went for a general checkup. That Doctor was 15th generation of a Chinese family of doctors of Chinese Medicine.

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