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Comment: When medical ‘humour’ meets Scottish ‘cuisine’

The last couple of decades seem to have seen a steady erosion of any sense of fun in medicine. However, one thing that can save us is journals that are still prepared to publish quirky items of research, especially if they have an undercurrent of seriousness. Published in the pre-Christmas edition of The Lancet a few years ago, two researchers investigated whether the ‘deep-fried Mars bar’ was a true item of Scottish cuisine or just an urban myth. They opened the batting by explaining that although they both live and work in Scotland, they had never seen such a thing for sale.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(4): 3–3
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