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Sixty seconds on . . . London throat

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 14 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m129
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

Is that like a London accent?

No. “London throat” actually refers to a health condition.

Does it only affect Londoners?

Not exactly, but those living in the capital are at particular risk. The condition is most likely to affect people living in built up metropolitan areas, so while they may not like it, even Northerners could get it if they live in places like Manchester.

Where did the term come from?

It was …

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