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Morbid Road Trip: American Medical Oddities

On our last macabre getaway, we planned an almost-cross-country trip to see various items tied to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This time around, we’re hitting the road to gawk at cadavers, outdated instruments and the rest of America’s finest medical curios and anatomical monstrosities. Let’s go! 2000+ Objects Removed from People’s Throats © Richard T. Nowitz/CORBIS We’ll start, [...]

Sho Kayo: The Real Life Doogie Howser, M.D.

Meet the real life Doogie Howser, M.D. His name is Sho Kayo, and he’s getting his M.D. from the University of Chicago at 21 years of age: Sho Yano has been a college student for 12 years, but it’s only [...]

11 Facts You May Not Know About Jerry Lewis

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This Labor Day, September 5th, the annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be aired. But unlike every previous telethon for M.D. since 1966 (that’s the past 45 years!) one important ingredient will be missing this year. Jerry Lewis!!! What, no [...]

The Late Movies: Doogie Howser, M.D.

From 1989 through 1993, the world was captivated by the tales of Doogie Howser, M.D., a character played by a then-unknown Neil Patrick Harris. As a child prodigy, Doogie graduated from medical school as a teenager and the series chronicled his trials and tribulations balancing work life as an ER doctor with his social life [...]

Our Favorite Quizzes: Doogie Howser’s Diary or Random Twitter Update?

For the rest of 2009, we’ll be counting down the year’s most popular quizzes in the Lunchtime Quiz slot. Then each day at 5pm, one of our regular quizmasters will be sharing his or her favorite quiz from 2009 (provided that quiz wasn’t on the Top 10). Here’s one I particularly enjoyed. Doogie Howser has [...]

The Late Movies: Famous Doctors

Yesterday, Senator Harry Reid rolled out the Senate version of the health care reform bill. At 2,074 pages, it’s enough to make your head explode. For tonight’s Late Movies, we invite you to take your mind off the debate with some clips of amazing doctors at work. Here are ten of Dr. J’s top dunks from [...]

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Outwit a Criminal Mastermind

It’s been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr., the Holmes-inspired television phenomenon that is House, M.D., and countless adaptations over the years. But what is it about this 19th [...]

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

It’s been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr., the Holmes-inspired television phenomenon that is House, M.D., and countless adaptations over the years. But what is it about this 19th [...]

The Late Movies: the Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes

One of pop culture’s most beloved characters — and some say the most famous fictional character of all time — Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed on screens both large and small by dozens of men. Since I’m posting excerpts from my Sherlock Holmes book all week, I figured I’d make the leap from book to [...]

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Opium Dens and Narcotics in the Victorian Era

It’s been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr., the Holmes-inspired television phenomenon that is House, M.D., and countless adaptations over the years. But what is it about this 19th [...]