A man swallowing his set of teeth in his sleep.
, residing in Eucrid, Ohio, awoke with a sense of suffocation, and discovered that during his sleep he had swallowed a partial set of teeth, with the gold plate to which they were attached.
The plate is crescent-shaped booked at each end, and having three teeth set at irregular intervals on it. How it could have passed into his throat is difficult to account for. As soon as he discovered the extent of the accident, Mr. Madegan
's first idea was to send at once for Dr. Strons
, but afterwards thought the object might pass through him without difficulty.
Eventually it got into his stomach, and caused such excruciating pain that he came into the city on Saturday morning and put himself under Dr. Strong
The case is one of great difficulty, and in its present stage but little can be done other than to await the operation of nature, insisted by medicine.