Attending: Does anyone know why we call this Legionnaire’s disease?
Residents: … No. Why?
Attending: In 1976, there was a meeting of the American Legion in a Phildadelphia hotel, and everyone contracted a mystery illness. The CDC got involved, they found a brand new gram negative bacteria in the hotel’s air filtering system, and called it “Legionnaire’s disease”.
Resident: Ah, very interesting.
Attending: How about Nystatin? Anyone know how Nystatin got its name?
Residents: Er, no. Why?
Attending: It was discovered in upstate New York! N-y! Nystatin. Boy, you’re all learning a lot today!
Residents: *murmurs of agreement*
Attending: Now that you know that, you should be able to figure out how Coxsackie virus was named! Anyone know how Coxsackie got it’s name?
Foreign Resident: It was found in… cock.. sack?
Ten minutes of silence.
A pin drops.
Yes, I think we all learned a lot today.