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February 7, 1885


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Lecturer on Diseases of Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose, University of Louisville.

JAMA. 1885;IV(6):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810025012

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Louisville, Ky.

My attention was called to the above subject by an article in a late medical journal. It recalled to my mind a case I had three years ago, in the person of a young gentleman 21 years of age, who had been suffering from nasal catarrh since quite young. Had been under the treatment, in the meantime, of many physicians for this affection. The young man was scrofulous in appearance. On making a careful examination of his nose, discovered well up in one nares a foreign body. It was easily reached by a pair of forceps and removed without difficulty, with some pain, followed by slight bleeding. The foreign body was about half an inch in diameter and flat; rather dish-shaped, or the shape of a large pearl button. The surface was rough like a mulberry. On sawing through the body it proved to be a rhinolith with

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