Thursday, December 01, 2005

Culture-Specific Syndromes

Just when the idea of being awake at 5:30am studying for an exam in four hours became truly unbearable, a classic quote emerges from my Psychiatry textbook:
"Frottage is where men rub themselves against women, becoming sexually excited possibly to orgasm. These men are the scourge of mass transit systems during rush hours."
-Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry, Bloch & Singh, 2nd Ed.


nomercyboy said...

OMG! Doctors with a sense of humour!

That is awesome.

The Predator said...

Hmmm....and on that note I might just walk home!

David said...

maybe this is why chico thought it went "through the clothes"

Viridiancircle said...

That was actually in your textbook? Le funky.

In Japan they have 'chikan' (not pronounced 'chicken') - old men who pinch women's bottoms in the anonymous safety of crowded buses.

Snipergirl said...

They put some pretty cool stuff in our textbooks sometimes. There's an excerpt from "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning in my Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, otherwise known as "the Bible".