Cello Scrotum, Guitar Nipple: Docs Fess Up to Invented Conditions

Take care the next time you try to diagnose yourself out of a book or on a Web site, particularly if you're a nervous cellist. On Tuesday, doctors announced that a condition cited in medical journals for 34 years was actually just a hoax. The bogus condition, called "cello scrotum," was described as raw and swollen loins of men who play their cellos a tad too long, or too vigorously. The malady has been cited in several papers discussing other musical ailments, such as "fiddler's neck,"...Full Story
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