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Miracle hiccough cure gets the attention it deserves

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1222
  1. Rhys H Thomas (,
  2. Naomi J P Thomas, paediatric senior house officer2
  1. 1Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester GL1 3NN
  2. 2Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester WR5 1DD

    Reluctantly, I must thank Roberts for bringing to greater attention Lam's miraculous hiccough cure (plugging both ears tightly, pushing both right and left tragus, and drinking the entire glass of water through the straw without pause, without releasing the pressure over the ears).1 It certainly works. Crushingly, I was under the misapprehension that the cure was mine alone. I thought that the first professorship of …

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