Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A bit of nonsense for today .. fact or fiction?


Thursday, 16 April 2009 at 22:37 ·
Something I learned whilst in A & E , the term Hypocondriac which is used today to mean someone who believes themselves to have an illness,but who does not comes from the 1900s...You an see that there is a part top right and top left covering stomach area , during these times of tight corsets women would flood to hospital in genuine pain but back then with no modern technology they were told they were imagining the pain as they were generally in good health.They discovered the pain was due to a contricted stomach and a build of matter that had not been digested correctly in the hypocondrium,and the term came from there , as they had no disease it was self induced fashion,vanity ...that had caused the pain !!!

Question is ..is this a fact or an old wives tale ..mmmm?

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