Welcome to the Museum of Physician Happiness

Welcome to the Museum of Physician Happiness

Welcome to the Museum of Physician Happiness. I'm your guide, Dr Arlen Meyers. Before we get started, please take notice of the emergency exits and silence your cell phones. You, over there. I said please get off your cell phone!

This museum was recently built to commemorate the golden age of medicine-1950-80- when doctors were joyful and happy before the present age of medical corporatization. We have provided you with the audio-tour so just push the button that corresponds to the number by the exhibit.

They are:

  1. Professional courtesy and how it worked
  2. A model of a doctors lounge
  3. A parking space that says "staff only" with a model Porsche in the space
  4. The cafeteria will be serving the food doctors ate, sometimes for free
  5. A ticket for nine-holes at the public course across the street, good only on Wednesday mornings
  6. The room where doctors used to meet at their local medical society
  7. A hand written thank you note from a specialist to an internist who referred a patient
  8. A case of wine that a patient gave a doctor
  9. A copy of a medical school tuition bill for $2000/yr
  10. All white uniform worn by house staff and the actual rooms they slept in during their on-call hours.
  11. A supply closet filled with things given to the staff by drug reps
  12. Boxes of giveaways from conventions
  13. A display or relics: a paper chart with hand written notes, a stethoscope, a textbook of physical examination, and a pegboard system for tracking payments
  14. An appointment book with Wednesday blocked out
  15. A video room with TV programs showing doctors saving lives, falling in love and not having to type into an electronic medical record

Please take your time experiencing the golden age. We don't want to rush you, not like your doctor does today.

We hope you enjoy your stay and appreciate your donation to the gift shop foundation.

Arlen Meyers,, MD, MBAs is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Share this article

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

terms and condition.
  • Jonathan Kelley

    It is about time that we have a change.

  • Pujit Chahana

    Good piece

  • Lucy Robinson

    Interesting thoughts

Share this article

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

Former Contributor

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org. He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at www.bridgehealth.com and www.cliexa.com and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at www.globalminded.org, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.

Cookies user prefences
We use cookies to ensure you to get the best experience on our website. If you decline the use of cookies, this website may not function as expected.
Accept all
Decline all
Read more
Tools used to analyze the data to measure the effectiveness of a website and to understand how it works.
Google Analytics