From the BBC
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.
A BMJ spokesman said the inclusion and subsequent debunking of “cello scrotum” had “added to the gaiety of life”.
“Anyone who has ever watched a cello being played would realise the physical impossibility of our claim,” said Baroness Murphy
The spoof was inspired by a similar report of a phenomenon called “guitar nipple”, which happened when the edge of the guitar was pressed against the breast, causing irritation.
Here’s a link to AUDIO of Baroness Murphy explaining herself
And here’s a link to a pdf of the page from the BMJ back in 1970 when I was born.