Anatomy and Embryology have remained some of the most volatile subjects that I learnt in my medical course. Little has remained in my memory thanks to the attrition over the years, except for the clinical bits that were needed in the day to day life of a medical intern, which was not much, to say the least. But as I was going over a few questions in Embryology for my upcoming exam, a question on the Embryology of the Genital system came up.
That reminded me of a mildly amusing incident from my medical school days:
Girl: I don’t understand what’s the big deal. Male genitals develop from the Wolffian system. Easy way to remember: Males are wolves!
Boy: Oh wow. By the extension of the same logic, here is the non-female chauvinistic version: Female genitals develop from the Mullerian System. Females are MULES!
But you know what, that moment made this “important” (at least from the examination point of view) factoid stick to my mind forever.