About Indeterminate Causality

Indeterminate Causality is a collection of some of my comics, doodles, and sketches. It's a commentary on life, situations we all find ourselves in, the world of medicine, being a guy, and interpersonal interactions, with a slant towards making scenarios as amusing as possible. Updated Monday-Wednesday-Friday (I try, sometimes its difficult with school/exams and such).

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If you have any suggestions for comics or want to submit a guest comic that you have drawn, feel free to send me a message at TommyGuns201 at gmail dot com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


220 Nurses

Plus, they know the patient better than you do a lot of the time. So listen to your nurses. And learn things in medical school. And residency. Never stop learning.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Behavioral Fix - The Child Calming Cream

219 Behavioral Fix - The Child Calming Cream

Parents, you need to focus on parenting, not on trying to fix your child with some sort of product or quick fix.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Embryological Growth

218 Embryological Growth

The process of becoming a doctor, like embryology, is quite complex and difficult to understand.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


217 Allergies

Nebulized peanut butter is the next big thing in pharmaceutical science.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Ok, so I know I haven't posted for quite a while. I've had several reasons:
1. My tablet screen crapped out and I have yet to purchase another one.
2. Rotations have been much more time consuming than I had previously thought, and I wanted to devote my full attention to the learning and patient care therein.
3. I had Step 2 of the boards to take (ugh)
4. I now have residency applications to put forth and work on so time is still pretty tight.

Therefore, I will be updating this whenever possible, but don't expect it too often. I have one of those Google tablet things I use for the wards, and will experiment to see if I can draw comics on that, but the stylus is really not conducive to drawing. We shall see.

Most importantly, one of my comics, Medical Jargon was recently used in a TEDMED talk by Sally Okun entitled "Does anyone in Healthcare Want to be Understood?" check out 1:18 for the appearance of the comic, but really, the whole talk is really quite good. Thank you, Sally, for deeming my comic worthy of inclusion in your discussion on the lexicon of healthcare, and great job on your talk!

That's all for now,


Monday, April 1, 2013


216 Trauma

A little drawing I did while on rotation and nothing was happening. Stylized version of the Rod of Aesculapius with some surgical sayings thrown in.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Arm Wrestling

216 Arm Wrestling

I don't know how that original match began, but he was proud of that win for the next week until the patient recovered enough and destroyed him in a rematch.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


215 Channels

This isn't Schrödinger's cat. The channels are not both open and closed at the same time. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Patient Positioning

214 Patient Positioning

I had to pause to maintain composure when this happened. 
Then my co-student tried to utilize his empathy skills by saying, "I completely know how you feel…" 
Composure? Gone. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

EKG Decoding

213 EKG Decoding

Man, that guy just doesn't see the big clinical picture, huh? He must have been a gunner as a first and second year.