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How to buy gadgets

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1202

Just think, for example, how tedious it is to handle a nasal spray, one of those little pharmaceutical bottles that you press with two fingers to allow a beneficent aerosol to penetrate the nostrils. But relief is at hand! Just insert the bottle into the Viralizer machine, and it is squeezed for you, so efficiently that the spray reaches the most intimate areas of the respiratory tract. Naturally, you have to hold the machine in your hand, and the photographs suggest a Kalashnikov being fired, but then everything comes at a price.

Umberto Eco, How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays (1994)

Submitted by Jeff Aronson, honorary consultant physician, Oxford

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