A peek at the framed collection outside Boston Children's Hospital ENT department
Roosevelt campaign pin removed from a child’s esophagus on Nov. 2, 1940
A tea cup hook
Cross removed from esophagus in 1950
Cotton swab recovered from a child’s windpipe in 1944
A straight pin recovered from a child’s esophagus in 1918.
A thumbtack recovered from a child’s lung in 1949
I think pins may be too much for me to stomach
A toy pin recovered from a child’s esophagus in 1929.
Toy rooster recovered from the esophagus of a young patient
A Scottie dog trinket
Gold wire removed from a child’s esophagus in 1940
Doll's hand removed from the larynx of a child in 1931
“Bell in esophagus,” 1945
A plastic ring removed from a young patient’s esophagus in 1945.
Doll's eye removed from young patients mouth in 1944
A chicken claw removed from a child via laryngoscopy in 1940
Sardine key removed from a child’s esophagus in 1942
This collection serves as a reminder to parents to be vigilant
Fun fact: the doctor who removed a doll’s eye from a child’s mouth in 1944, is also the source of inspiration for the collection. A note inside the framed display explains: “It stands in tribute to Charles F. Ferguson, M.D., who dedicated his thirty-five-year career at Children’s Hospital to the preservation of the pediatric airway.”
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