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Top Five “Comics and Medicine” Posts By Dr. Scott

As you may or may not know, we almost lost the awesome blogger, Scott, from Polite Dissent, to a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, he’s been back home now for awhile and feeling a lot better, so I thought it would be nice to look at the top five “Comics and Medicine” entries by Scott (Scott often examines how medicine is used in comic books).

Enjoy! And glad to have you back, Scott!!


If you just want some shorthand, Scott has given his “Best” and “Worst” use of medicine in comics for the past three years! Check out The Best of 2006 here and The Worst of 2006 here (there are links to the previous years in each link).

5. In this amusing post, Scott examines all the diseases he feels the Legion of Superheroes must have!

4. Scott went on quite an interesting series of posts about how Skrulls work here, here, here and here.

3. In this interesting post, Scott examined the different types of doctors that appear in comics, as well as examines the concept of the über-doctor here.

2. A common thing that Scott brings up a lot at this site is how superheroes often have nose bleeds when they are using psychic powers. Scott often cites examples of this phenomenon, but when he first brought it up here, he also explained nose bleeds quite interestingly.

Before getting to number one, please check out Scott’s OWN list of “The Best of Comics and Medicine” on his site. Click here for the list.

1. Number one has to be this post, where Scott closely examines the early medical history of Spider-Man’s Aunt May.

It is interesting, clever and pretty darn hilarious.

Okay, that’s all! Isn’t Polite Dissent awesome?


Yes, Polite Dissent is indeed awesome.
I just wonder how, between work, reading, gaming, and spending time with the Polite Wife he manages to find the time to blog so regularly. Does doing all of that qualify him as an Uber Doctor?

From the psychic powers/nosebleeds section:

“Is the individual thinking so hard and concentrating so fiercely that blood vessels in the nose just start popping? Nonsense! If this were possible then everyone taking the SAT would get a bloody nose (“Do not open the test booklet until instructed to do so. Use only a #2 pencil. If you make a mistake, make sure you erase your mark completely. If you get a nosebleed, use the tissue provided. Students getting blood on the answer sheet will be marked down.”) ”

Hey, I *did* get a nosebleed during the SAT. Maybe that means I’m psychic.

Thankfully, he kept all his abilities, as this recent awesome post about “other sources of nosebleeds” shows :

Dan (other Dan)

May 26, 2007 at 1:00 pm

There’s a ton of great stuff on this blog–thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Get well soon, Dr. Scott!

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