Top Doctor Reveals “Cello Scrotum” Hoax

Sex hoaxes didn’t begin with the internet. Baroness Elaine Murphy has revealed that her report to the British Medical Journal of a medical condition called “cello scrotum” was a hoax. She and her husband got the idea from a report of “guitar nipple.”

A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called “cello scrotum”.

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. Read more

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