George Hoblip– see The 400 lb Gorilla for explanation, always wants me to tell him cool stuff. Just because I’m a doctor and he thinks having just the one heart is such a hoot. He usually wants gory stuff, but today I cba–and so here is;
named for Louis Virgil Hamman American internist, born 1877
This is a crunching, rasping sound, synchronous with heartbeat, heard over the precordium and sometimes at a distance from the chest in spontaneous mediastinal emphysema.
Advice to med students: Before calling for the crash team, please check that the patient doesn’t have a packet of salt and vinegar crisps in his pocket. Lol
George, did you like that one? More tomorrow.