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(CNN)   Blind man earns M.D. The doctor won't see you now   ( divider line
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5138 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Apr 2005 at 9:57 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-04-02 04:02:47 PM  
The simplicity of the headline, she made me giggle.
2005-04-02 04:05:59 PM  
*golf clap* submitter
2005-04-02 04:07:19 PM  
Tim was my neighbor my Freshman year of college at ND. He used to tutor other spatial geometry, no less...genius...
2005-04-02 04:16:00 PM  
"Doc, does this mole look cancerous to you?"

nice headline, btw
2005-04-02 04:28:24 PM  
wow. i was all ready to bash whoever gave him his md, but then i read the article. which always helps.

congratulations, blind doctor man!
2005-04-02 04:31:45 PM  
I can't wait for his surgical rotations.
2005-04-02 04:38:18 PM  
Probably won't be any worse than any other doctor.
2005-04-02 04:41:59 PM  
"Turn your head and cough... turn... wow, did you know you suffer from recessed testicles? Yikes, they're way up there!"

"Doctor, I'm a woman!"
2005-04-02 04:51:35 PM  
Maybe they will make an hour-long medical drama about this--along the lines of "Blind Justice" and "Sue Thomas F.B.I."
2005-04-02 07:08:18 PM  
Sorry. F.B. Eye I forgot the only good thing about that show...the punny title.
2005-04-02 09:59:39 PM  
At least he's not going to work with actual patients. He will deal with research.
2005-04-02 10:01:08 PM  
I hope he has a snarky personality, like Dr. House.
2005-04-02 10:02:13 PM  
Ha haha.
2005-04-02 10:07:32 PM  
so many funny things to little space and time
2005-04-02 10:09:08 PM  
Wow, how did he take notes? I mean, he could scribble something down, but its not like he could read the notes later on. I wonder what gross anatomy was like with him as a partner. "Now, make a Y-incision in the obdominal cavity starting at the chest and moving downward... Hey, blindy, your patient is upside down." WAit, that's not his nose....

//poor attempt at humor blocked...
2005-04-02 10:10:59 PM  
Great doctor to have. No matter what you do he turns a blind eye to it.

/ba dum dum
2005-04-02 10:12:03 PM  
Take that Doogie Howser, MD!
2005-04-02 10:12:12 PM  
Yes, making fun of the blind. How deserving of a good chuckle.

2005-04-02 10:15:41 PM  
FarkmeBlind: Yes, making fun of the blind. How deserving of a good chuckle.


don't get mad just because you can't see the humor in it
2005-04-02 10:17:40 PM  
<b>louiedog:</b> <i>don't get mad just because you can't see the humor in it</i>

Lol. Nice. ::standing ovation::
2005-04-02 10:18:02 PM  
yeah, but could he get a date?

2005-04-02 10:18:20 PM  
Can I try that again?

louiedog: don't get mad just because you can't see the humor in it

Lol. Nice. ::standing ovation::
2005-04-02 10:20:22 PM  
Still, blindness didn't stop him.

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2005-04-02 10:20:31 PM  
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It's all becoming clear to me now
2005-04-02 10:21:46 PM  
Would it be officially ironic if he were an optometrist?
2005-04-02 10:22:16 PM  
I just gotta know what Blue-leaf looks like.
2005-04-02 10:24:59 PM  
moctar- That makes sense- when you think about something beyond your normal scope, it helps to not have a normal scope holding you back. At least in my opinion.
2005-04-02 10:25:26 PM  
A pick-up line he can use:

"Hey baby...wanna study anatomy in Braille?"
2005-04-02 10:28:35 PM  
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2005-04-02 10:28:49 PM  
Now I've seen everything.

/can't be a good thing
/like to have the commission on his malpractice insurance.
2005-04-02 10:29:57 PM  

That would be a BLIND DATE, right?
2005-04-02 10:37:25 PM  
he probably had a line on golden retriever puppies for Dog Lab.
2005-04-02 10:37:57 PM  
PigCharmer lol. :)
2005-04-02 10:38:02 PM  
Beautiful headline, submitter. Many props, much "dap", etc.
2005-04-02 10:38:38 PM  
In a world where skeptics always seem to be saying, stop, this isn't something a blind person should be doing, it was one more barrier overcome. There are only a handful of blind doctors in this country. But Cordes makes it clear he could not have joined this elite club alone.

"Elite club?" Yeah, right. Show of hands: How many people out there want a blind person as their doctor?
2005-04-02 10:41:05 PM  
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Next thing you know, there'll be blind police detectives! Yeah, right!
2005-04-02 10:41:25 PM  
BWAHAHAHAHA... He's blind! That's funny. What a loser, He can't see, but I can! I live in a trailer, didn't graduate high-school, am on the sex-offender list becuase I banged my next-door neighbor's 15 year old daughter (dag, she was hot), and dont' have a job. None-the-less, this is funny cuz a blind person succeeded where I wouldn't even get near. Hahaha...
2005-04-02 10:43:38 PM  
Fark Me To Tears I wouldn't mind depending on what he was, no, an exam I wouldn't mind.

"I'm sorry sir, but I am a blind doctor, you'll have to guide my hand to your testicles. No, this does not make you gay, I can sense your fear."
2005-04-02 10:47:29 PM  
louiedog don't get mad just because you can't see the humor in it

I'm still chuckling. Well done.
2005-04-02 10:48:25 PM  
The young medical student was nervous as he slid the soft, thin tube down into the patient's windpipe. It was a delicate maneuver -- and he knew he had to get it right.

That's hot.
2005-04-02 10:49:03 PM  

Cancer? Get out of here!
2005-04-02 11:01:12 PM  
moctar: Tim was my neighbor my Freshman year of college at ND.

Did you make sure he had his socks on the right feet?

2005-04-02 11:03:38 PM  
well on the plus side when you go in for a physical and he tells you to "turn your head and cough", you don't have to worry about him getting his jollies looking at you.
2005-04-02 11:17:36 PM  
You know, I'm all for people overcoming odds and everything, but would you really want a blind man performing an important procedure on you?
2005-04-02 11:29:47 PM  

The article says he's also a Jujitsu Blackbelt, a Biochemist, A Waterskier(?!?) and a musical composer.

Drop the Spiffy tag, this boy needs a "Hero" tag.
2005-04-02 11:30:14 PM  
2005-04-02 11:39:19 PM  

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2005-04-02 11:51:49 PM  
"He was confident, he was professional, he was respectful and he was a great listener," says Sandy Roof, a nurse practitioner


/you don't look sick Mr. Johnson. Your breath is terrible though.

// That's b/c you're toungue depressor is in my ass.
2005-04-02 11:55:17 PM  
Still really think this is a bad idea, a doctor needs all of his senses. What if he doesen't have the specialized equipment needed to overcome his disability in an emergency? A Patient dies.

OTOH this guy sounds like one awesome MF. Good for him.
2005-04-02 11:58:08 PM  
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