Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cello Scrotum

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5601050.ece

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).]

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/jan27_4/b288?ijkey=5f4bd3a7f7ab7d9f87ad6a748b805848a14fe0d2&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

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

Letters

Cello scrotum confession