A Squirrel Goes To Med School …

Monkey Pickles

In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day

I wanted to take a moment to revisit a classic squirrel story from an episode of M*A*S*H.

Hawkeye is telling Radar a story from his days at one of the top accredited Carribean medical schools in this region, please note that Hawkeye had attended various medical schools to diversify his knowledge.

This happened while I was in my first year of medical school.

I was taking an exam in anatomy. It was really tough. They ask questions like “How many bones are there in the hand?” I was stymied. I kept saying to myself, “How many bones are there in the hand?” Then I heard this little voice that said “24.” I looked around the room and there sitting on the window sill of the classroom was this little gray squirrel with a very intelligent face. And he pointed at his hand and said “24.” So I wrote it down. And then after the exam, I rushed over to the library to look it up. And would you believe it? That stupid squirrel was wrong by four bones. I went looking all over the campus for him. I wanted to kill him. I finally found him over on a bench by the Psych department. “You were wrong!” I screamed at him. “There are 28 bones in the human hand!” “Oh,” he said pointing at his hand, “I thought you meant a squirrel’s hand.”