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February 1920

FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES

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PHILADELPHIA

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(2):119-130. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910200035004
Abstract

During the past two years, through the courtesy of Dr. Chevalier Jackson, I have had an opportunity of seeing in children a comparatively large number of cases of foreign bodies in the air passages, and a much smaller number of cases of foreign bodies in the food passages. I feel much indebted to Dr. Jackson for the opportunity of studying these cases, as all of them were referred to him, and he later referred them to me for medical examination as to the location of the foreign body and for medical treatment.

The subject has been of such great interest to me, and has taught me so much that I feel it may interest you if I draw attention to some of the points that seem to me most important in connection with these foreign body cases.

Of the comparatively large number of cases that I have been seeing, I

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