A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called "cello scrotum".Full article here.
Elaine Murphy - now Baroness Murphy - dreamt up the painful complaint in the 1970s, sending a report to the British Medical Journal.
She came clean when the hoax resurfaced in the 2008 Christmas edition [when another researcher cited the condition in their own paper].
A BMJ spokesman said the inclusion and subsequent debunking of "cello scrotum" had "added to the gaiety of life".
28 January 2009
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Information literacy is super important. From the BBC: