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March 9, 1912

REMOVAL OF FOREIGN BODY FROM THE RIGHT BRONCHUS

Author Affiliations

Professor of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, University of Minnesota

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(10):692. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030092008
Abstract

MINNEAPOLIS 

Patient.  —Margaret T., aged 3½, had a choking attack Nov. 3, 1910, which led the mother to believe that she had inhaled some foreign body. The attack subsided, however, and a physician was not consulted, the family living on a farm where one was not readily to be had. During the next ten days, however, there were recurrent attacks of difficult breathing, hoarseness and choking. Ten days after the initial attack a physician was consulted who found difficult breathing, and laryngeal diphtheria was suspected. Dr. C. A. Smith was called into consultation and came to the conclusion, from the history of the case and the symptoms present, that a foreign body had been inhaled. The difficulty in breathing seemed localized in the larynx. An x-ray picture was taken of this locality (the exposure for which picture, however, did not include more than the trachea, and hence did not

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