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Boston Children’s Hospital Displays Weird Things Kids Swallow

BOSTON (AP) — A chicken claw. An FDR pin. A crucifix. A toy sheriff’s star.

Those are some of the weird items that have been removed from kids’ throats, nostrils and ears by doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital and are included in a macabre, yet important, display.

A visitor’s first reaction might be to laugh at the framed collection of dozens of items that dates to 1918 and hangs at the entrance to the hospital’s ear, nose and throat department, but it’s also a reminder to the parents who walk past it every day to remain vigilant.


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