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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7327.1449 (Published 22 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1449

“It all started with an enquiry from a nurse,” Dr Karl Kruszelnicki told listeners to his science phone-in show on the Triple J radio station in Brisbane. “She wanted to know whether she was contaminating the operating theatre she worked in by quietly farting in the sterile environment during operations, and I realised that I didn't know. But I was determined to find …

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