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April 1937

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

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(4):1171. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140110241020

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The authors have drawn on their great experience to illustrate a full picture of disease of the food and air passages caused by foreign bodies and have presented in this volume all the information on the subject that any general physician is likely to need.

Why and how foreign bodies gain access, in what manner they cause harm, how their presence may be suspected and proved and how they may be removed are considered with great detail and clarity.

While much of the material has appeared in previous writings of these authors, here it is organized in readily available form and presented in a clear and fascinating style. There are many illustrations, including roentgenograms and fine plates of colored drawings of endoscopic images by Dr. Chevalier Jackson.

That the subject is important is illustrated by many instances in which the presence of a foreign body was not considered or was

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