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January 23, 1937

Diseases of the Air and Food Passages of Foreign-Body Origin

JAMA. 1937;108(4):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040075024

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The Jacksons have added another stone to the monumental edifice they have erected in a long and brilliant career begun by the elder and collaborated in by the younger. It is a volume that should be read by every internist, pediatrician and laryngologist because it deals with problems of vital interest to all. That the spreading of this knowledge, the result of pioneering in a previously obscure field and the fruit of painstaking investigation with an enormous mass of material, is sorely needed can be justified by the startling statement of the authors that they had treated more than 400 cases of foreign bodies in the air and food passages in which the diagnosis had been overlooked prior to admission to their care. After reading this book physicians must of necessity become propagandists in the cause of prevention, since the authors in discussing etiology have shown that 87 per cent

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