This article is from the the official alt.spleen FAQ, by Andrew Stellman with numerous contributions by others.
Andrew says: NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MAIL TO ME REQUESTING MEDICAL ADVICE! I AM NOT A DOCTOR, AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU ANY USEFUL INFORMATION.
alt.spleen is used to DISSEMINATE very IMPORTANT information about the SPLEEN. Spleen care, maintenance, entertainment, sport, history, music and pop culture are all discussed, as are all other spleen-related topics.