Monday, April 30, 2012

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Reading back through my old blog posts (because that's a really good use of my time right now...), I realized I have a bit of an obsession with naming.  Besides all the other names of diseases/procedures/etc. which I have proclaimed to be my favorite name, I have two new favorites:

The first is Rickettsia rickettsii, the bug so nice they named it twice! (It causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease endemic to the East Coast, go figure.)

The second is a finding in syphilis called the Argyll Robertson pupil aka the prostitute's pupil - the pupil constricts with accommodation, but not in response to light.  So it accommodates but does not react, and has syphilis.... just. like. prostitutes.

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