Never Forget


This has nothing to do with anything medical but it was done SOOOOO well that I had to share it. Please watch it all and stick it out to here Lt. Crenshaw at the end. I had goosebumps.

Happy Veteran’s Day.

Never Forget.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “Never Forget

  1. PW
    November 12, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Where’s Belushi when you need him?

    • Kurt
      November 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Which one? One of them is dead. I think the original punchline would have worked if he came back and qualified it with NO he’s a Gulf War veteran and running for congress instead of trying to drag out the sick comedy. The apology was great though.
      I went to the same High School as the Belushi brothers. John was already graduated and Jim was 2 years older than me.
      I was a far-sighted freshman with thick glasses I could start fires with when I was getting bullied by a group of guys in the hallway. You know, “The four eyes treatment.” I tried to ignore them but you know, giving no response really pisses off bullies even more. So, another scraggly, leather jacketed, long hair comes up and starts eyeing me. I’m thinking, “Oh S#!t, here’s another one who wants to pound me!”. Well long hair watched the taunting and finally blurts out,
      “Hey four eyes, are you scared? “Cause if you’re scared, I’LL HELP YOU RUN!!!”
      The bully boys cracked up, walked away as did the long haired guy. I never had any social interaction with long hair during the next 2 years before he graduated but I later learned his name was Jim Belushi. For years I thought it was just an insult but I discovered his brother John broke up a near fight at a school dance years prior by banging on a drum and telling stupid jokes. The people laughed so hard they couldn’t fight. I then realized that Jim Belushi saved my ass that day. (This is a true, kid you not story and I have the yearbook to prove Jim was there when I was)

  2. Sir Lance-a-lot
    November 12, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I agree, Doug, and after last week’s SNL fiasco, I was glad to see it, but as much as I like “Never Forget,” and think it is appropriate, I think we need to be sure that we don’t forget that “Never Forget” is, first and foremost, an expression associated with the Nazis’ murdering of six million Jews and six million other people (Catholics, Gypsies, dissidents, gays, the insane and the mentally retarded) in the 1940s and late ’30s, a program extensively backed and assisted by physicians, who were (re)trained to believe that it was their job to treat “the body of ‘the People'” first and the bodies of their individual patients, whose fate might hinge on what they could, or could not, contribute to the Nation, second. This emphasis on what we might call “population medicine” led to the normalization of the extermination of “life unworthy of life,” the definition of which started with those poor souls we’ve all seen wearing hockey helmets, and ended with millions of formerly regular citizens.

    Good thing it can’t happen here…

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