Why some doctors recommend homeopathic remedies, presented as a mental monologue of a doctor:
WHY do people come to the doctor when they have a cold? Don’t you people ever learn? Sleep and drink fluids and use lotion-y tissue and it’ll get better. I can’t do anything. You know that joke about curing the common cold? It’s a joke because no one has done it yet! I’m not a magician.
I just need to get these people off my back. Maybe I’ll recommend a homeopathic remedy. It’s basically water/sugar pills anyway. My patient will get a placebo effect and leave me aloneeee so I can help people who, you know, I actually can help.
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