National Lampoon 1986"Doctors by the Half Dozen" by Alan KingThat's it for my relatives, the doctors. Except for my mother. My mother, now eighty-seven, is not an M.D., but she is the true doctor in our family. Most of my brothers and nephews, when confronted with a tough case, do not hesitate to call Mom, recite symptoms, and beg her for a diagnosis. It doesn’t matter what they come up with, her treatment is always the same—give the patient an enema! My mother genuinely believes an enema is better than any medical cure known to man—and for any disease. She never played poker in her life, but she knew a good flush beat a straight.