She then asked if anyone knew the name of Robinson's character, a doctor.
I drudged through my memories of microbiology from BYU and remembered that Dr. Paul Ehrlich discovered the first antibiotic, an arsenic-containing compound called salvarsan. Trivia such as this sticks in my brain sometimes.
Anyway, as a reward for knowing this useless bit of minutia, the dean gave me syphilis. Don't believe me? Here's a picture!
Yes, this is Treponema pallidum from the GIANT Microbes stuffed animal collection. They make perfect gifts. Mother's Day is coming up, and what mother wouldn't love a little Flesh-Eating Bacterium on her special day? And why stop there? What better way to get that pesky ex to stop calling you than with a raging case of The Clap? Oooohhh -- burn!!
The morale of the story? Stay in school. It might earn you a dose of the pox.