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May 3, 1924

REMOVAL OF GLASS BEADS AND OTHER HOLLOW OBJECTS FROM THE LUNGS

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Waco, Texas

JAMA. 1924;82(18):1441-1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520440001013

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Abstract

It is believed that a method of real merit has been developed for the removal of glass beads and similar hollow objects. So far as I know, this method has not been previously described. Recent articles by Chevalier Jackson, Ellen J. Patterson and others do not mention it.

REPORT OF CASE  J. M., a colored girl, aged 6, while playing, Feb. 6, 1924, suddenly inspired into the trachea a glass bead 13 by 8 mm. This was followed by typical symptoms of dyspnea. I saw her in the afternoon of the same day and advised immediate operation. For some reason my advice was not taken, and the next I heard from her was that she was in the hospital under the care of a confrère, who, it appears, had made an unsuccessful effort at removal. Roentgen-ray examination revealed the intruder's presence in the right bronchus at the level of the

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