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The Daily Dispatch: January 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Keep Pins out of the mouth. --As the oldest daughter of Mrs. Lemuel Holmes was preparing for church on Sunday last, says the Janesville (Wis.) Republican, she threw back her head and asked her mother if her neck was clean, and immediately fell down, crying "a pin, a pin." She began to choke and grow black, and struggled as if she must die, while the pin, which she had held in her mouth, stuck fast in her windpipe. A physician was summoned, and after a skillful operation, which lasted three hours, succeeded in opening the throat and extracting the dangerous intruder. The patient was under the influence of chloroform. She is now doing well.