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Spoof Nobel Prize goes to imaging study with sharp point

April 1, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Spoof Nobel Prize goes to imaging study with sharp point OVERREAD Philip Ward -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Brian Witcombe, a consultant radiologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, collaborated with Dan Meyer, executive director of the Sword Swallowers' Association International on the study. Interviews with experienced sword swallowers revealed that lower chest pain, often lasting days, followed some performances. Six subjects had suffered perforation of the pharynx or esophagus, and three others had probable perforations over time. Sixteen mentioned intestinal bleeding, varying from finding some blood on a withdrawn sword to hematemeses requiring blood transfusion. The findings earned Witcombe and Meyer an Ig Nobel Award from the Annals of Improbable Research in October 2007.

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