Death from the Inhalation of a Foreign Body

C. H. HILDRETH
1852 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Fob, an opportunity of post-mortem examination in the following case, and for so much of its history as came under his observation, I am indebted to the courtesy of my friend, Dr. H. E. Davidson, of this town. Oct. 25.-The patient-a finely-developed, muscular young man, ast. 17-while passing through the woods, picked off a twig-he was not sure whether of a pine or a hemlock tree-and bit off a portion of it, about an inch in length, which was accidentally drawn into the trachea. A violent attack
more » ... a. A violent attack of cough immediately followed, and the foreign body was felt to " move up and down," but shortly became fixed. The next day he complained of pain under the right clavicle, " a pricking feeling," as he described it. Nothing special was discovered upon ausculta-
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