Re: Zenker's degeneration.

From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Dr. Ian Montgomery. wrote:

> John,
>          Is this the disorder you get after 10 pints and a vindaloo. Or, 
> for those of a stronger constitution, the gallon and a vindaloo. If so,
> my rectus abdominis suffered frequently in my ill spent youth, 
> Zenker's revenge.

  It would depend on who was working in the kitchen that made the
  vindaloo, because this is a condition seen in people who have
  died of typhoid.  By the way, in my youth, you needed a stronger
  constitution to down 10 pints than one gallon (which contained 
  only 8 pints in those far off days).
 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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