Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 209.
- Dr Leonid Rogozov, a Russian surgeon based in Antartica 1961 who hours later removed his own appendix and survived. He continued to live until the year 2000. [Reference]
While at a family function Dr Alison Seymour informed me that a certain percentage of the population can not detect the scent of Freesias, as high as 10% in certain groups. But, what can some doctors not smell that may delay a common endocrine disease?
- Ketones in patients with DKA, one study stating this specific anosmia was present in up to 25% of doctors.
- Also 12% of the population can not enjoy the pettiness of a good whisky. [Reference]
- Edwin and Lucy Boring woke people up at random intervals during the night to see if they could guess what time it was.
- They don’t tell us how they got people to agree to take part, but they do say that, although not everyone could do it, most people got the answer right to within 15 minutes. [Reference]
- Diseases that are named after places.
- Hendra, Ross River, Bairnsdale, Murray Valley and Barmah Forest are all examples of Australian places that have had diseases named after them.
- Cocaine smuggling!
- A condom stuffed with cocaine swallowed by a body packer will lead to these signs if it bursts.