Name = profession

Nathaniel Sharpe nts at BETHLEHEMBOOKS.COM
Fri Mar 8 20:20:57 UTC 2013

Fear not, because according to an American Medical News article:

The name is real, the doctor is real. And he's in on the joke.
"My patients call me Dick Chopp. They say, 'How did you get that name?'
'I say, 'It's mainly divine intervention.' "


On 3/8/2013 1:01 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
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> On Mar 8, 2013, at 10:06 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>> Dr. Richard Chopp, board-certified urologist, whose specialties
>> include vasectomy, prostate cancer, and kidney stone disease.
>> Joel
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> This would be wonderful except I fear (given the fact that not a single link from this page seems to work) it's a put-on.  I'll be in Austin in a month, though, so if I get a sudden craving for a vasectomy, maybe I'll look up Dr. Dick Chopp and ask him whether his business has fallen off…
> LH
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