Muse from the Russian front

Once more, George Hoblip–(you’ll just have to read the book) has been pestering me for medical advice. So here’s today’s offering. I think we could make this a Friday thing. Keep him quiet for  while anyway.


Protopopov’s syndrome

named after:Victor Pavlovich Protopopov Ukrainian psychiatrist born 1880

A complex of sympaticotonic symptoms in manic-depressive psychosis: tachycardia, dilatated pupils and obstipatio.

Cringalotov’s syndrome

Compulsive need for first year medical students to reiterate amusing one liners of the kind;

Q What do you call a sardonic Russian canyon

A    Czar-chasm  (geddit?)

With apologies to any Russian readers

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