Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cello Scrotum

The Times [UK]
28 January 2009

Cello scrotum? It's a load of . . . nonsense, admits Baroness Murphy

Will Pavia

Until this week cellists worldwide had reason to fear a terrible malady. Worse than fiddler’s neck, flautist’s chin or even the dreaded guitarist’s nipple was the condition known as “cello scrotum”. [...]

[The nonexistent malady was noted in a letter published in the British Medical Journal in 1974 by Dr. Elaine Murphy (now Baroness Murphy).]

British Medical Journal
BMJ 2009;334:b288
27 January 2009


Cello scrotum confession