I have read the story Madeleine many times to my young son, but there is still one phrase I have not been able to suss out the meaning of. When the doctor uses the telephone, he says:
Fait Danton 22 18, c'est pour une appendicite!
I have done some digging, but cannot figure out what Danton 22 18 is a reference to. I understand the usage of 18 at the end to rhyme, but otherwise I am at a loss. Is Danton the name of a famous street or hospital? Is it supposed to be the name of someone else on staff at the hospital? It seems like there must be enough context information for a fluent French speaker to understand what he meant, but I sadly do not.