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In The Journal of Nov. 25, 1905, Dr. L. W. Littig reported a case of a child eleven months old who swallowed a safety pin one and one-eighth inches in length and passing it in a few hours less than five days. No inconvenience was suffered and no treatment was given. Some time since I had an experience much the same with a child sixteen months old. In my case the safety pin swallowed was one and one-fourth inches long, open, and three-fourths of an inch wide at the angle of opening. The safety pin was swallowed at noon on Saturday and on the following Thursday at 9 a. m. it was passed. The child did not suffer and no treatment was given.
POSTLEWAIT JA. SAFETY PIN SAFELY PASSED BY CHILD OF SIXTEEN MONTHS. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(2):121. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510290041003b
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