The Auricular branch of the tenth cranial or vagus nerve is often termed the Alderman's nerve. Since the Alderman of the Anglo-Saxon empire was habitually eating and then putting some cold water in the ear to stimulate this nerve to initiate vomiting, this name came into being. In this way they could empty their stomach quickly and restart eating. Jump to: navigation, search The vagus nerve is tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves and is the only nerve that starts in the brainstem (somewhere in the medulla oblongata) and extends all the way down past the head, right down to the abdomen. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ...
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