The humbug syndrome

Katrina J R Watson
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11405
Published online: 12 December 2011

A new twist to an old Christmas problem

In the past three decades of medical practice, there has been an increasing prevalence of a peculiarly Australian seasonal syndrome. The condition appears to affect a large segment of the population, and it appears that doctors may be particularly vulnerable.

  • Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

The author discloses her recent purchases of large quantities of dried fruit.

  • 1. Dickens C. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.


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