The ultimate medical mnemonic
As every doc, nurse, med tech, etc. who's ever faced the daunting task of learning the cranial nerves can attest, there are countless aids to memory or mnemonics to assist. The best ones (i.e. the most evocative) are of course x-rated. Here is one that is not:
Frank Sinatra Takes Four Fifths Seagram’s Seven Each Night To Ease Tension.
This of course stands for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth. As the astute reader might realize, this mnemonic has wider applications eg. as an aid to memorizing the names of the thoracic vertebrae.
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