Out in sunny Florida, a teenager decided that expensive and difficult medical school was just too much of a hassle, and it was therefore time to start medicining up his neighbors right now.
For a nice fee, I'm sure.
The 18 year old Malachi Love-Robinson opened a medical office in West Palm Beach and was presenting himself as a doctor.
Here's a picture of the teenage physician. Love the Mohawk.
And what did our teen call his medical office? Why, it was the confidence inspiring “New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care.”
I guess he thought, with his teenage brain, that if he stuck together as many medical buzz words as he could, people would believe him. Maybe he was right.
Now, how did he describe his practice? Hilariously, like this:
“I am a well rounded proffessional that treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. I utilize physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phototherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, minor and orificial surgery, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature’s remedies.”
Aargle - bargle!!
An excellent effort at a word salad, Dr. Malachi, but first, before beginning your medical practice, learn to spell and punctuate.
Eventually, all this silliness attracted the attention of the authorities, and the teenaged medical sensation came to a predictable end.
"Love-Robinson was booked on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license, and the Florida Department of Health served him notice to cease and desist along with several other citations."
I just wonder how many patients he fleeced and felt up before it all came tumbling down.
Sometimes, It's just amazing what bull people will believe.