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Where did the term montezuma's revenge originally come from?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Revenge for Cortez
The idea is that king montezuma, he and his kingdom having been destroyed by spanish conquistadores, is exacting his revenge on foreigners by giving them diarrhea when they visit mexico.

In brief: Revenge for Cortez
The idea is that king montezuma, he and his kingdom having been destroyed by spanish conquistadores, is exacting his revenge on foreigners by giving them diarrhea when they visit mexico.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mexico
The name refers to moctezuma ii who lived between 1466–1520, the tlatoani (ruler) of the aztec civilization who was defeated by hernán cortés, the spanish conquistador.

In brief: Mexico
The name refers to moctezuma ii who lived between 1466–1520, the tlatoani (ruler) of the aztec civilization who was defeated by hernán cortés, the spanish conquistador.
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