Time to challenge that cerebral cortex and put on those ‘mental’ dancing shoes as we trip the light fantastic of medical trivia, and lift the latch on the cage of the tiger of tease…the Funtabulously, Frivolous Friday Five…
- Why might someone with St Zacharys’ Disease not be the best conversationalist?
- They suffer from Mutism.
- St. Agnan’s disease – Ringworm
- St. Anthony’s fire – Erysipelas
- St. Avertin’s disease – Epilepsy
- St. Blaize’s disease – Quinsy
- St. Erasmus’ disease – Colic
- St. Gothard’s disease – Ancylostomiasis
- St. Guy’s dance or St. Vitus’ dance - Sydenham’s chorea
- St. Main’s evil – Scabies
- St. Valentine’s disease – Epilepsy
- St. Zachary’s disease – Mutism
[Reference: PEDIATRICS Vol. 54 No. 6 December 1974, pp. 683]
- What is Hexenmilch?
- It is ‘witches milk,’
- Also known as galactorrhea of the newborn
- Milk secreted from the newborn breast as a response to maternal hormonal influence.
- Why did Dixon of Dock Green subject himself to bee-stings?
- As treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
- Reference: An Overview of Bee Venom Acupuncture in the Treatment of Arthritis
- About what system of medicine did Abraham Lincoln say…
‘that’s all very well young man, but you can’t fertilise a farm with a fart‘
Which disease did bon-drum players get from durms made of goat skin?
…and remember kids…