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June 1937

Diseases of the Air and Food Passages of Foreign-Body Origin.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(6):1112. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170220188010

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This book is divided into two parts. The first part is 333 pages long and is in reality a textbook of diseases of foreign body origin. The second part is 636 pages long and tabulates the kinds of foreign bodies which the Jacksons have removed in 3,266 instances from the air or food passages of their patients, the location of each foreign body, the type of operative procedure carried out in its removal and the result of treatment in each case.

To a medical layman unfamiliar with the authors' methods the volume as a whole is as exciting as a mystery story. The chapters in the first part of the book are delightfully written and are full of practical details regarding the etiology, the symptoms and the physical signs of foreign body deposits in the air or food passages. About half the textbook deals with such matters. The other half

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