[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.234.207.100. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1937

TWICE A HOST TO A BRONCHIAL FOREIGN BODY

Author Affiliations

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;25(1):81-83. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650010089011
Abstract

With most young children it is instinctive to make the mouth test on objects which come within reach. Considering the fact that the throat is the common gateway to the stomach and lungs and that everything which enters the former must pass over the larynx, it is remarkable that foreign bodies in the air passages are comparatively infrequent. Being host the second time to a foreign body in the lungs is an unusual and doubtful distinction, which has come to relatively few persons. This has already been the experience of a little girl, Norma A., born on Oct. 18, 1930, whose first accident occurred at 14 months and whose second accident took place a few weeks before her fifth birthday.

REPORT OF A CASE  First Admission.—The patient came from Burket, Texas, to the Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 18, 1931, because it was suspected that there was

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×