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The dangers of toothpicking
  1. P Vaughan,
  2. R Marks,
  3. P Sarkar
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Mr P Vaughan, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK; paul_vaughan{at}hotmail.com

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A 22-year-old man presented to his local hospital with sudden onset of a dry cough after picking debris from his teeth with a 4 cm metal pin. …

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