07 April 2010

Another fun fact...

Once upon a time in France, children born with cretinism were thought to be so mentally retarded that they were incapable of sinning. Thus the name cretinism, meaning Christlike.

Cretinism, for those not studying for the USMLEs, is endemic fetal hypothyroidism.

1 comment:

fauxLAhipster said...

found your blog while doing a search for cretinism. cool that you've been blogging for so long! and congrats on almost being M4! I'm still M1 but I'm sure M4 will come in no time. cheers!