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
SCHENCK CP. TWICE A HOST TO A BRONCHIAL FOREIGN BODY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;25(1):81–83. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650010089011
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