History Jokes: Doctor Bell and the patient


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

Doctor Bell and the patient 
Saturday, April 5, 2008, 11:21 PM - British humor, history of England, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
Posted by Court Jester
Doctor Bell, a renowned Scottish surgeon who is believed to be the prototype of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, once held a demonstration of his deductive method of diagnosis. He gathered a group of students around the bed of a new patient and proceeded with questioning. "Aren't you a bandsman?" he asked the ill individual. He nodded. "You see, gentlemen, I am right," said Dr. Bell with some satisfaction. "It is quite elementary. This man has a paralysis of the cheek muscles, the result of too much blowing at wind instruments. We need only inquire to confirm. What instrument do you play, my man?" "The big drum, doctor", replied the patient.
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Queen Victoria Meets her Maker 
While Queen Victoria lay dying, a member of the royal household mused to Edward, Prince of Wales, "I wonder if she will be happy in heaven?"
Edward matter-of-factly replied, "I don't know. She will have to walk behind the angels--and she won't like that!"
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Children bug Princess Diana 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:42 PM - British humor, history of England, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people, Modern Age History
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
During a royal tour in 1983, Diana approached a crowd of young children in Southern Australia. She walked up to the nearest child and, while patting him on his head, asked him why he wasn't in school that day.

"I was sent home," he explained, "because I've got head lice."
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Charles De Gaulle who? 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:23 PM - History of France, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
A speaker once told De Gaulle that he resembled Robespierre. De Gaulle responded, "I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself!"
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A Funny Poem for the King from his Earl 
In trying to be clever, the Earl of Rochester once left a message on King Charles II's bedchamber door. It read:
"Here is our sovereign lord the king,
Whose promise noone relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one."

Not to be outdone, Charles replied with the following:
"This is very true, for my words are my own, and my actions are those of my ministers."
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