Journal of American Folklore
University of Illinois Press
This article argues that a primary context for medical humor is a culture of suffering that permeates the medical profession and suggests that this laughter–suffering connection is part of a broader phenomenon called the medical carnivalesque that is found in medical culture.
Gabbert, Lisa. “Suffering in Medical Contexts: Laughter, Humor, and the Medical Carnivalesque.” The Journal of American Folklore, vol. 133, no. 527, 2020, pp. 3–26. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/jamerfolk.133.527.0003.