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July 31, 1915

SAFETY PIN IN ESOPHAGUS OF YOUNG CHILD

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Belleville, Ill.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(5):419. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580050047013

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Abstract

E. Z., male child, 7 months old, of Hungarian parentage, was brought to my office by the mother, who had been referred to me by Dr. E. P. Rabb, both suspecting that the child had swallowed a safety pin. She had found the child, which she had left lying on its back, on its abdomen, red and choking. These symptoms soon subsided. On examination no bruises, ulcers or hemorrhage could be found. The throat appeared perfectly normal. When given water, the child swallowed with apparent ease. Careful palpation along the larynx and pharynx could neither elicit pain nor outline any foreign body. The child vomited soon after nursing. The mother was sent home with the request to make a thorough search for the pin. She returned at 3 p. m. and reported that no pin had been found. The child had slept one and a half hours, but invariably vomited

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