This week we celebrate Vitamin D treatment with an exploration of pithiatism, Satchmo syndrome, emunction and leprosy
- Tell them everything will be OK
- Pithiatism (noun) the treatment of certain medical disorders by persuading the patient that all is well.
- Little’s areas
- Ninety percent of epistaxis is caused by bleeding originating from blood vessels in Little’s area, located at the anterior inferior septum.
- This area contains a confluence of vessels from the various nasal sources called the Kiesselbach plexus and is directly affected by picking the nose (emunction)!
- The vertebral arteries are sufficient to supply flow to the brain.
- Wind or brass players, most commonly trumpeters and French horn players
- Satchmo Syndrome is associated with rupture of the obucularis oris muscle.
- The syndrome is named after the American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (nicknamed Satchmo)
- The army of Alexander the Great.
- While in Phrygia, Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot.
- His biographers retrospectively claimed that an oracle had predicted that the undoer of the Gordian knot would become King of Asia.