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Old 11-17-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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A compulsive swallower (nails, pins, small pieces of metal, etc.) from the local state psychiatric hospital was often admitted to the hospital I practice in some years ago after swallowing things, to be treated medically. Unable to do anythng for him, the state finally decided to keep leather mittens strapped on his hands at all times in the hope he couldn't then pick things up to swallow. One day he started to chew threough the mittens to try to get them off, accidentally aspirated (inhaled) a piece of the leather, choked and died.
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