A Laptop Injury You'll Definitely Want to Avoid

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Date: Monday, November 25th, 2002, 01:00
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Doctors are warning that laptop computers may inflict a burn even through clothed skin, after the bizarre case of a Swedish scientist who scorched his penis and testicles while writing a report in his armchair.

The unnamed 50-year-old father of two had balanced the computer on his lap while he wrote the report at home, taking about an hour to do it, according to a letter published in the next issue of the British medical weekly The Lancet.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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