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items worth a trip to the library
Here, for you, are three too-seldom ventilated items from the medical research
"Middle Ear Ventilation by Blowing
up a Balloon with the Nose" [article in German], S. Kaus, Laryngorhinootologie,
vol. 71, no. 9, September 1992, pp. 485-6.
Something He Ate
Lung," P.E. Brander, E. Taskinen, and B. Stenius-Aarniala, European
Respiratory Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, January 1992, pp. 112-4. The
authors, who are at Helsinki University, Finland, report:
We describe here two cases of hydrocarbon pneumonitis in fire-eaters, caused by accidental aspiration of petroleum during the performance of fire-eating.
Really Bad Breath
"Punk Rocker's Lung:
Pulmonary Fibrosis in a Drug Snorting Fire-Eater," D.R. Buchanan, D.
Lamb, and A. Seaton, British Medical Journal
(Clinical Research Edition), vol. 283, no. 6307, Dec. 19, 1981, p. 1661.
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