Thursday, August 30, 2007

Harry PubMed?

Whoever says (Singaporean) doctors have no sense of humor better retract his/her words...

Interesting in- and outpatient attendances at Hogwarts Infirmary and St Mungo's Hospital for magical maladies.

Lim EC, Pomfrey PM, Quek AM, Seet RC.
Division of Neurology, National University Hospital, Singapore. mdcelch (at)

Ailments afflicting wizarding folk are underreported in the muggle world. The recent integration of muggles and magical folk with the return of You-Know-Who (aka He Who Must Not Be Named) may result in a similar affliction of inhabitants of both worlds. We describe interesting maladies afflicting muggles and wizarding folk alike, arising from the use and misuse of magic. We also provide a basic glossary of magical ailments, and describe their muggle corollaries. Further studies will hopefully result in the development of immunity against the unforgivable curses.

PMID: 16565770 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Full paper here.

The first author also had another interesting piece.


sugarami said...

fyi, the bao article was also in Today newspaper a few weeks ago. And doctors are very creative, according to my personal experience. :P

nofearSingapore said...

I wonder where Dr. E C Lim is from. Must tell his boss and commend Dr. Lim ( and also to give him more work- as he must be very free to write such complicated and interesting academic articles!).