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May 21, 1898

INJURY OF THE CAVUM PHARYNGEUM; REPORT OF A CASE.

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DALLAS, TEXAS.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(21):1210. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440730016002b

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Abstract

Several years ago, while practicing in Europe I received a call to Mr. D., a gamekeeper, who had sustained an injury from the explosion of a gun In the morning Mr. D. had tried his first experiment with his new gun. While the members of his family were looking on they saw him fall to the ground with blood oozing from nose and ear. He was carried unconscious into the house. After some time he regained consciousness but did not complain of the presence of a foreign body in his throat, yet his family thought it necessary to send for their family physician. This gentleman arrived, examined the throat and stated that except a piece of a tooth which was lodged in the posterior wall of the pharynx, nothing could be found. Promising to return in a day or two to remove that remnant of the tooth he left the

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