One day father and son went in a car to London. Suddenly the car they went was met with an accident. Father immediately rushed to the hospital and went into the operating room . The doctor said:
I cant operate him because he is my son.


  • $\begingroup$ I believe this puzzle need a lateral-thinking tag. $\endgroup$
    – Shane Hsu
    Mar 8, 2019 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ I would have answered that the injured person was the father, not the son, and the doctor was his father (and the boy's grandfather) $\endgroup$ Mar 9, 2019 at 11:20

2 Answers 2


The doctor is

a woman, mother of the boy. Is this a special-March 8 puzzle?


Apart from the classic answer given by Arnaud Mortier, the surgeron could also be

a priest, calling every member of his parish son

  • $\begingroup$ I know this is a joke answer, but would this stop the surgeon from operating? $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Mar 8, 2019 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ not a joke. Surgeon will stop operating out of affection she has for her child. It ll be a bittersweet surgery $\endgroup$
    – azhagan
    Jul 10, 2019 at 5:14

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