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January 10, 1903

Clinical Report.

JAMA. 1903;XL(2):101. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490020033003

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REMOVAL OF A SHOE BUTTON FROM THE NASAL PASSAGE.  H. M. CHILDRESS, M.D.PADUCAH, KY.In October I was called to see Eva, aged 6 years, who apparently had a severe case of postnasal catarrh. The general health was good. The history of the case is as follows: The first appearance of any trouble in the nasal passage was noticed four years ago. The symptoms at first were mild, but after a year they grew worse, and a slight cold caused the right nasal passage to close up and the right side of the face to become swollen and painful. The trouble finally extended to the right ear, and there was more or less suppuration, with very offensive odor, through the external ear. A physician treated her for catarrh for about three years. I learned that the treatment consisted mainly in spraying the nose with carbolized solutions and the application

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