Swallowed trinkets, X-rays

Swallowed trinkets, X-rays

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Credit: FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Swallowed trinkets. X-rays of four children who have swallowed trinkets that were embedded within sweets. Small children often choked on such trinkets and ingestion was occasionally fatal. These X-rays, taken by the US laryngologist Chevalier Jackson (1865-1958) in the early 1930s, were presented to the US congress to support legislation to prevent such sweets being sold. On

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