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April 30, 1904

Clinical Report.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1141. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490630027002
Abstract

REMOVAL OF PIN FROM LUNG PER VIAS NATURALES.  WITH BRONCHOSCOPE AND TUBE FORCEPS.*E. FLETCHER INGALS, M.D.CHICAGO.

History  —A young woman suffering from a foreign body in the lung was referred to me, March 23, by Professor Senn. She stated that nearly a year ago she had drawn a large glass-headed pin into the trachea, and that it had caused severe cough, expectoration, and at times choking spells and pain. About six weeks ago Dr. Allison of Brownwood, Texas, had done tracheotomy, but as it was impossible to find the pin he had closed the wound, which had healed quickly. A radiograph taken at the Presbyterian Hospital located the pin, head downward in one of the divisions of the right bronchus.

Operation.  —I operated the next day, assisted by Drs. G. H. Kennett, A. M. Corwin, O. T. Freer and N. P. Colwell. I first administered gr. 1/60

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