Arnold Cressy, Alton, Ill., 1902 surgery
By kay May 17, 2005 at 02:20:59
From St. Charles (Ill.) Chronicle, 10 Oct. 1902:
Hog's Bone Caused Much Pain
Surgical Operation to Remove Sparerib Swallowed Years Ago
Arnold Cressy, the Alton man who underwent a surgical operation for the removal of a piece of sparerib bone from his intestines, is reported as being somewht improved in condition. Cressy swallowed the bone ten years before it became necessary to remove it because of the obstruction it formed in his intestines. At the time he swallowed the bone Cressy suffered great pain and at frequent intervals as the bone would become dislodged and move downward the man suffered severe pain. It required the ten years' time for the bone to pass through the man's body and at last it reached a point where it was necesssary to remove it by a surgical operation.
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