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Footnote – 1933: Surgeons Take Table Fork from Girl’s Stomach

(This article originally appeared on page 1 of the February 11, 1933 publication of the Los Angeles Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

ST. PAUL, Feb. 10. An eight-and-one-half-inch table fork swallowed today by Miss Margaret Santel, 19 years of age, was removed four hours later through a surgical operation.

The fork was swallowed by Miss Santel as she attempted to depress her tongue with the handle.

Girl Swallows Fork
Girl Swallows Fork article that appeared on page 1 of the February 11, 1933 publication of the Los Angeles Times.
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