Swallow: Foreign Bodies, their Ingestion, Inspiration

    Swallow: Foreign Bodies, their Ingestion, Inspiration

    and the Curious Doctor who Extracted Them.

    Mary Cappello

    New Press 2011

    Hardback 304pp Illustrated

    9781595583956   Product Code: 10642

    Safety pins, rubber bands, collar buttons and a toy goat are among the thousands of foreign bodies retrieved by laryngologist Chevalier Jackson (1865-1958) from throats, lungs and stomachs. Mary Cappello tells the stories of the objects preserved and catalogued in his archive, investigates the complicated physiology of the human swallowing mechanism, asks how and why these items were ingested and describes Jackson's pioneering techniques and his important work on endoscopy.

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