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Unusual human rights protest
  1. X Foo,
  2. T Jaiganesh
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Guys & St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr T Jaiganesh, Emergency Department, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK; jaiganesh{at}

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An intoxicated 40-year-old man presented to the emergency department having swallowed a toothbrush to “protest for human rights”. He was retching and vomiting small flecks of blood. Examination was unremarkable. A chest radiograph …

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