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July 1, 1905

ESOPHAGOTOMY FOR THE REMOVAL OF FALSE TEETH, WITH SOME REMARKS ON COLON ALIMENTATION.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(1):32-34. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510010032001i
Abstract

History.  —A man, 50 years old, a sculptor by occupation, in good health, on Monday, Feb. 27, 1905, at 11 p. m., in a fit of laughter, dislodged and swallowed an artificial plate of vulcanized rubber to which two false upper incisor teeth were soldered.This plate, crescentic in shape, measured from point to point along the arch two and one-half inches, the direct diameter between the two points of the crescent was one inch and a half, the widest measurement of the place at the center, including the teeth, was five-eighths of an inch. (Fig. 1.)Two hours after the accident he was carried to the city hospital in Cincinnati. The house surgeon introduced his finger deeply into the pharynx, but did not feel any foreign substance. On account of severe spasmodic pains, the patient was given several hypodermics of morphia during that night. At 8:30 the next morning

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