A number of respected medical professionals from around the world were attending a doctors conference in New Orleans.
Over lunch break, a small group of them was discussing how far medicine had advanced in each of their countries. One of the doctors was from Israel, another from Germany, one from Russia and then one from New York City.
The Israeli doctor says “Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks.”
The German doctor says “That is nothing, we can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four weeks.”
The Russian doctor says “In my country, medicine is so advanced that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have them both looking for work in two weeks.”
The doctor from New York, not to be outdone, says “You guys are way behind! We recently took a man with no brain out of Queens in New York City, put him in the White House, and now half the country is looking for work.”
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