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February 16, 1889

Migration of Foreign Bodies.

JAMA. 1889;XII(7):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400840033013

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Dear Sir:  The Journal for January 19 contains a notice of the " Migration of a Needle. " The strange coincidence of reading about this case, and having passed through some little experience coming under the same head, I take pleasure in presenting the facts in the case for the information of your readers. The literature on foreign bodies found in all parts of the body is so profuse and general, that it necessarily requires something more than the ordinary daily routine of cases to be of sufficient interest to place the facts upon the pages of some medical journal.The history of cases is generally shrouded in doubt and uncertainty. It is always well to listen to the details, and then digest the facts. One case of an ordinary pin escaped the closest examination in the throat of a woman for eleven years. The case was subjected to repeated and

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