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 214.
Who first described the phenomenon of malignant hyperthermia?
- Fox’s sign was thought to be: Bruising over the inguinal ligament that occurs in acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis. Named after the the dermatologist George Henry Fox according to Wikipedia. However, George Henry Fox never described this sign but instead “Apocrine miliaria” along with John Addison Fordyce.
- A chronic itchy papular condition occurring in areas of the skin with apocrine glands especially the axilla of young women. Chronic blockage of the sweat gland ducts with a secondary, non-bacterial inflammatory response to the secretions and cellular debris in the cysts.
- Similar to hidradenitis but without secondary bacterial infection so that no pus-draining sinuses are formed.
- Sir Robert Jones
- Describing the eponymous Jones fracture he sustained whilst at a dance.
- FRACTURE OF THE BASE OF THE FIFTH METATARSAL BONE BY INDIRECT VIOLENCE – the article includes X-rays of his own foot.
- Eye witness testimony:
“Rounded with Osler today. Riddles house officers with questions. Like a Gatling gun. Welch says students call it ‘pimping.’ Delightful.”
– Abraham Flexner
- Inoculation against smallpox.
- Charles Maitland was granted the royal license to perform a trial of variolation on six prisoners in Newgate on August 9, 1721. The prisoners were granted the King’s favor if they submitted to this experiment.
- All prisoners survived the experiment, and those exposed to smallpox later proved to be immune. [Reference]