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Sure Success in PG Medical Entrance : A user-friendly book with the motto of "Maximum Information in Minimum Time"

  Karnataka PG Entrance 2002 on August 11

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BioWar-What every physician should know An Old Man and His Grandson by Domenico Ghirlandaio, late 15th century- Diagnostic picture test! The John Snow Pub!

Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids    

  Chronic arsenic poisoning. A classic account of THE ASSASSINATION OF NAPOLEON by Ben Weider .


    War does not determine who is right, only who is left – Bertrand Russell

The caduceus : It is the staff with two serpents around it, used as a universal symbol for the medical profession. The modern caduceus, showing two snakes around a single slim staff (wand of Hermes), was a symbol of heralds and commerce. (Hermes was also the god of thieves.) The correct symbol - the staff of Aesculapius (Greek god of healing), has one serpent, instead of two. Some medical historians believe that the caduceus symbol has its origins from the ancient method of extracting the Dracuncula worm (guinea worm) with a stick!

  Bumper sticker: Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. Then some bozo had to go and invent space travel

Two amazing sites on Nobel prizes The official site:  Nobel e-museum 

  Quizzes and other interesting info: The Nobel prize internet archive

"Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."

Jonathan Hunter's experiment!

The person whom we refer to in “Hunetrian chancre”. Among his works is the treatise On the Venereal Disease that addressed the then unanswered question of whether gonorrhea and syphilis were different expressions of the same disease. Hunter attempted to settle the issue by inoculating himself in this manner. “Two punctures were made on (my) penis with a lancet dipped in venereal matter from gonorrhea”. Unfortunately the donor of the “venereal matter” had both gonorrhea and syphilis! Hunter soon developed a chancre on his penis and later developed secondary syphilis. The mistaken conclusion of his little experiment was that gonorrhea and syphilis were the same disease. Incidentally, Dr.Hunter dies 26 years after his self-inoculation from classic syphilitic heart disease.  

Archeologists will date any old thing  

     Rotavirus and antirota vaccines; Rotavirus resources


Intel inside, Idiot outside!


A medical student!   Langerhans cell, the bone marrow-derived antigen-presenting cell present in the epidermis is named after Paul Langerhans, who first described this cell in 1868, when he was still a medical student!

Love is blind, but marriage is a good eye opener

TIME : One century, 100 remarkable people. TIME has profiled those individuals who — for better or worse — most influenced the last 100 years.

Just when you think you've won the rat race along come faster rats

Werewolves in Europe!  

Individuals afflicted with erythropoietic porphyria avoid light since it produces burning, and they demonstrate marked diffuse hypertrichosis, scarring and erythrodontia (red-stained teeth). Also called Gunther’s disease, some authorities believe that people with this disease were the basis for reports of “werewolves” in Europe.


"Smile, it makes people wonder what you're thinking."


Chiari or Arnold-Chiari??

I recently came across a question about Arnold-Chiari malformation, I went thro indexes of a few books and invariably came across Chiari listed in some books and Arnold-Chiari in some other books.
In case some of you out there face the same difficulty, I have tried to make this stuff about Arnold and Chiari clear! Read on…………
- Professor Hans Chiari was a German pathologist who first described these abnormalities of the brain at the junction of the skull with the spine in 1890.
- Another pathologist, Arnold, later added to the type II description, hence the name “Arnold-Chiari Malformation” for type II Chiari malformation.
- Of the four classifications of Chiari, only two types of the malformation have practical importance, commonly referred to as Chiari type I and Chiari type II. Types 3 and 4 are very rare.
- So thats why we find Chiari in some places and Arnold-Chiari in some others!

The weather is here. Wish you were beautiful.

You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there’s a spunk water stump, and just as it’ midnight and you back up against the stump and jam your hand in and say:

            Barley-corn, barley-corn, injun metal shorts,

            Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts,

And then walk away quick, 11 steps, with your eyes shut and then turn around three times and walk home without speaking to anybody. Because if you speak, the charm’s busted

-Tom Sawyer to Huckleberry Finn

in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

A rolling stone gathers no moss, BUT it sure gathers a lot of momentum!!!

Lisfranc’s dislocation -- Tarsometatarsal dislocation. but, WHO was Lisfranc?

Lisfranc reportedly was a surgeon in napoleon’s army who gained notoriety for his rapid forefoot amputations as a treatment for fracture-dislocations sustained after falling off a horse. Forced plantar flexion of the foot (while still in the stirrup) result in this fairly common injury at the tarso-metatarsal joint.

Sure Success in PG Medical Entrance : A user-friendly book with the motto of "Maximum Information in Minimum Time"