Doctor Jesus (snapshot from the road in Guatemala)

Doctor Jesus (Guatemala)

iPhone snapshot of a painting that hangs in a traumatologist's waiting room in Guatemala. Story + sizes here. Hi to the home blog from the road (and I am fine, I'm not the patient, thanks).

Update: At left, BB commenter Florsie sends along this equally excellent "Baby Doctor Jesus" image in the same popular theme, also of Latin American provenance. Haz click aquí!


  1. I was hopping along, minding my own business, all of a sudden, up he comes, cures me! One minute I’m a leper with a trade, next minute my livelihood’s gone. Not so much as a by-your-leave! “You’re cured, mate.” Bloody do-gooder.

  2. I have not heard the term traumatologist in about forever. I guess it has been supplanted by trauma surgeon.

  3. Do we really need to know that this photo was taken by an iPhone?

    Sent from my iPhone 25/05/09

    1. @flashman,

      Don’t be a douche.

      I typically mention the device if it’s a mobile/low-quality device that isn’t going to produce SLR-quality shots. I am picky/proud about my work, and if I’m posting something low-quality, I want the world to know why it looks like I shot it on a phone/iPhone/whatever.

      And OTOH, I’m generally very pleased with how well the iPhone in particular performs, versus similar devices in price/size/functionality.

      No, I’m not paid or compensated in another way to mention the device or brand, if that’s what you’re insinuating.

  4. ].-.~!*%__ My eyes keep pulling to the right. Need glasses to use. Where does this traumator live? I mean, how can I get to his address?

  5. why would jeebus need a stethoscope? I mean, if his daddy is all powerful, why would he send the disease in the first place? Is it all some sick joke?

  6. I think it’s a visual pun on the doctrine-theme of Christus medicus, Christ the doctor, healer of the sick, miracleworker, etc. The literalization of this idea in the image is wonderfully odd, though.

  7. @ you:

    …that’s DOCTOR Jesus to you, bub

    only when the Holy Ghost operates, bubbette.

  8. Proof that Jesus was no doctor:

    1. He never billed for his services
    2. He never played golf in his life
    3. He made house calls
    4. He entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, real doctors prefer foreign cars.

  9. Tak, Tak, Tak…

    God (or, more likely His Right Hand Man, the Devil) sends all those plagues so YOU Tak can be who you are to the fullest. The Eden would be your death.

  10. A little closer to home… my wife’s doctor has a painting of a surgery with Jesus standing behind the doctor guiding his hands.

    I wanted to ask a nurse if that guy should have a mask, but the wife said no.

  11. Who’d win in a fight: Doctor Jesus or Doctor Who?

    Is there even a difference anymore?

  12. @#22 Anonymous:

    A little closer to home… my wife’s doctor has a painting of a surgery with Jesus standing behind the doctor guiding his hands.

    I’ve seen the same painting in one of my local hospitals! The hospital system is operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. They have a lot of other great Dr. Jesus themed works around the hospital.

  13. It is very nice and I think Jesus god, is really a doctor, who protect our life or love.

    We Believe that God is the Spirit of Love. That Jesus is this same God, revealing His Great unconditional and sacrificial Love.

    We believe in our eternal oneness with Jesus, from eternity.

    We believe in Love.

    We believe in our perfection, being one with Jesus.

    We deny sin and the illusions of sin.

    We know that we are Love, and forever perfect, because of our oneness with Jesus our God.

  14. That’s not “Baby Doctor Jesus”. It’s Baby Doctor Napoleon. Maybe Baby Doctor Boy George.

  15. It’s Doctor Nino!!! I remember that when I was living in Mexico, there were whole shrines to him and many people collect Doctor Nino figures. He is the patron saint of the sick…who knows why he is a little boy. I have never seen grown up Jesus as a doctor before.

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