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The seasonal orchidometer
  1. C Durand,
  2. J Gibbs
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, Cheshire, UK
  1. J Gibbs, Department of Paediatrics, Countess of Chester Hospital, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1UL, Cheshire, UK; john.gibbs{at}

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In springtime, as crocuses emerge, daffodils blossom and lambs gambol in the fields, paediatricians’ thoughts naturally turn to orchidometers. A seminal paper in 2001 elegantly demonstrated how a Teaser sweet could be substituted for an 8 ml orchidometer bead.1 This provided grateful paediatricians with a readily available means to assess …

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