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Myth busting in medicine

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 04 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1237
  1. Per Aspenberg, professor of orthopaedics, Linköping University, Sweden
  1. per.aspenberg{at}

In olden times, when thunder was said to be Thor fighting evil giants, few people took the myth literally, but it still alleviated the trepidation caused by thunder and lightning. Myths are …

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