Feeling a bit wound-up…feeling a bit frazzled by Friday?
Relax and unwind with some medical trivia…
- Kehr’s sign is positive if which intra-abdominal viscus has been ruptured?
- The spleen.
- It is pain referred to the left shoulder tip.
- The spleen sits in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen under the diaphragm and lateral to the stomach. Left shoulder pain results when blood from an injured spleen irritates the diaphragm and creates referred pain [Reference]
- What was the first rubber object ever discovered by a European?
- What is a scybalum?
- A lump of hardened faeces
- The scybalum can cause stercoral perforation of the colon
- What is the Texas Sharp Shooter phenomenon?
- The term refers to the story of the Texas sharpshooter who shoots holes in the side of a barn and then
drawss a bulls-eye around the bullet holes.
- It is a logical fallacy of importance in epidemiology that occurs when information that has no relationship is interpreted or manipulated until it appears to have meaning.
- Examples include the attribution of cancers to various environmental effects, as described by Atul Gawande in ‘The Cancer Cluster Myth’ [PDF], and the wrongful conviction of Dutch nurse Lucia De Berk for a non-existent killing spree.
- According to legend, which physician received letters that bore no address – they were simply mailed..
To the Greatest Physician in the World…
- No…it wasn’t you
- The Dutch physician and legendary teacher, Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) (see Q2 of Pulmonary Puzzle #003)
This weeks questions were pretty easy, so here is a bonus questions from one of our specialist training registrars