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Crunching ice cube syndrome

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39555.622998.AD (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1234
  1. Francois L P Fouin, retired GP, Aberdeen
  1. flpf{at}stjulien.f9.co.uk

    The sound of crunching ice was obviously beginning to irritate the other members of my regular golfing foursome. Two were fellow doctors, but it was the retired garage proprietor who was getting most unsettled.

    It had crept up on me imperceptibly, but now there was no mistaking that something odd was going on. Whatever soft drink I consumed had to be fully topped up with ice, while my regular lunchtime sherry was brimming over with small cubes. It was …

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