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September 15, 1934

Foreign Body in Air and Food Passages Roentgenologically Considered

JAMA. 1934;103(11):863. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370067028

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The material in this excellent monograph is selected from 3,000 cases in the authors' own experience and is representative of practically every form of pathologic change resulting from or complicating a foreign body. The book covers the subject from the clinical point of view and its brief but ample text, numbered by paragraphs, is well illustrated by 145 roentgenograms. Great stress is laid on systematic roentgen studies, and the routine procedure for all cases is clearly mapped out. Repeated exposures are recommended in doubtful cases and overexposures when superimposed pathologic change obscures the foreign body. Preexisting pathologic change together with that produced by the foreign body is properly evaluated through roentgenographic studies, and every effort is made to learn the exact condition of the host as well as the type and location of the foreign body before the latter is removed. Certain definite axioms, the fruit of the authors' wide

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