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Topic: I almost made a great medical discovery today!
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Helmut Wabnig

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Re: I almost made a great medical discovery today!
Posted: Apr 2, 2013 9:20 AM
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On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:14:34 +0800, "Tom Potter" <>

>I have had a nagging cough for a few days.
>Today, while surfing the net,
>I used an LED lamp similar to the one shown
>at the URL below,
>to illuminate my keyboard.
>The lamp has a battery that recharges when it is
>plugged into the A.C. line.
>As I was surfing,
>I became aware of a chemical/electronic smell,
>and checked out my computer, monitor,
>opened the window to see if the smell came from the outside,
>then checked out the entire house.
>I then returned to my computer and noticed the smell
>seemed to come from the LED lamp.
>I felt the battery and it was very hot.
>I told my wife, who was also investigating the smell
>that I found out what was causing it,
>and she took the lamp,
>and immediately took it to the basement parking
>where the trash dumpster is located.
>After a while my cough which had COMPLETELY gone away
>came back, and I realized that the smell
>had not only acted as an antitussive,
>it had acted as the BEST expectorant I ever experienced.
>Rather than a watery mucus,
>while I was experiencing the smell,
>I would occasionally, EASILY cough up
>a soft lump of mucus
>I immediately rushed to the dumpster to retrieve
>the lamp so I could check it out.
>Unfortunately, they had already emptied the dumpsters,
>so it appears that I will have to buy a similar lamp,
>wait until it malfunctions,
>and I have a cough;
>before I can make medical history.
>I am posting this with the hope
>that some medical researcher will do some research
>about how different "fumes" <?> act on the lungs and trachea
>and can act to eliminate a cough
>and to clear the lungs.
>Perhaps hanson who is a chemical expert
>can provide information about the effects
>of various fumes on the lungs.

One day too late.


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