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September 28, 1957

Magnetic Removal of Foreign Bodies: The Use of the Alnico Magnet in the Recovery of Foreign Bodies from the Air Passages, the Esophagus, Stomach and Duodenum

JAMA. 1957;165(4):420. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980220104026

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In this small book the author has discussed his experience in the recovery of 228 foreign bodies from the air passages, the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum by the use of the Alnico magnet. Writing in an informal and conversational style and using abundant illustrations, the writer not only describes his techniques but points out the disadvantages, contraindications, and precautions and discusses those cases in which the magnet was used without success. The chapters deal with history, the technique of using the magnet, other apparatus required, air passages, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and the limitations of the magnet. Illustrative case reports are included. This book should prove informative to many groups but particularly to the otolaryngologists, roentgenologists, and thoracic surgeons.

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