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October 6, 1923

FOREIGN BODIES IN THE BRONCHI IN CHILDREN

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1923;81(14):1202-1204. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650140046016
Abstract

We should not discuss foreign bodies in the bronchi without first expressing our appreciation and indebtedness for our present knowledge on this subject to that keen clinician, logical research worker and master of the art of bronchoscopy, Chevalier Jackson. Everything we may have to say on this topic must be a mere repetition of the results of the published work of Jackson and his co-workers. Our reasons, under these circumstances, for reiterating some of the principal facts concerning foreign bodies in the bronchi in children, are:

  1. The not infrequent occurrence of this accident in childhood.

  2. Recent advances in the diagnosis of foreign bodies in the air passages.

  3. The vital importance of early diagnosis.

  4. The desire to stimulate cooperation between the pediatrician, the roentgenologist and the bronchoscopist, and the resultant saving of human life.

Unfortunately, in the practice of medicine, we can only in rare instances leave the bedside of a

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