Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's not my fault

It's the professors fault.

At some point in my studies I thought that Thebesian Veins were called Thesbian Veins. When I started looking over my notes recently, I discovered that the veins in question were called Thebesian Veins and not Thesbian Veins. That explains why I could never find a mention of Thesbian Veins in the indices of my A&P textbooks!

Today I figured out where my misunderstanding came from. It's what I was taught in one of my lectures and I have a print out of the PowerPoint slide to prove it! It's funny how my brain absorbed that little typo and was unable to correct it.

It's not my fault. It's the professors fault because she taught me something that was wrong. It's also not fair. Glad I cleared that up :-)

Every once in a while I find fairly serious error error in a textbook and wonder why no one else seems to notice. I recently found a horribly mislabeled diagram in my favourite A&P textbook and actually started laughing because it was so bad. What really bothers me about textbook errors is the fact that the publishers don't make Errata available that list the errors. WTF?


  1. According to what I've heard through the grapevine, in dramatic females they are often referred to as thespian veins.

  2. Haha. Sometimes, when I thought about Thesbian veins, I wondered if the origin of the word had somehing to do with Thespians...