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December 1936

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

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By Chevalier Jackson, M.D., and Chevalier L. Jackson, M.D., Philadelphia. Price, $12.50. Pp. 994, with 2,000 illustrations, including 3 plates in color. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1936.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(6):809. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050824015

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This comprehensive treatise on the subject of foreign bodies in the respiratory and food passages consists of 994 pages. In separate chapters the authors deal with the etiology of foreign bodies in the air and food passages, the prophylaxis, pathology, symptomatology and diagnosis of foreign bodies in the air passages, treatment of patients with foreign bodies, mechanical problems of removal, extraction of foreign bodies from the esophagus, diagnosis and the treatment for foreign bodies in the gastro-intestinal tract. Altogether, 333 pages of the treatise are devoted to these subjects. An appendix including elaborate tables comprises the remainder of the volume.

The treatise will be of interest to the general practitioner as well as to the specialist in this field.

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