The day a cornerstone of my medical knowledge crumbled

IT’S time to get serious. (Humorously serious, at least. Which is different to seriously humorous. Both of which, I think, are acceptable in this column.)

But why the solemnity? Well, because I found out something during the week that has shaken me to my core. I’ve just discovered that cello scrotum is a hoax.

Let me repeat that: cello scrotum is a hoax.

For me, learning this news felt like swallowing a brick. A cornerstone of my medical knowledge, one of the pillars of my accumulated clinical wisdom, the