Medicine: Cocklebur

At Poplar Bluffs, Mo., one Ellis Haiden, tough-palated, raked cockleburs off his mittens with his teeth. One cocklebur, three-fourths of an inch long, skidded along his tongue, down his throat; lodged in his right lung. St. Louis doctors got the bur out with a bronchoscope.

The bronchoscope is a many-jointed, mirrored tube for peering down windpipes, into bronchi; invented by Dr. Chevalier Jackson of Philadelphia, who last week received the $10,000 prize and gold medal given yearly by onetime Editor Edward William Bok (Ladies' Home Journal) to worthy Philadelphians. Dr. Jackson is building...

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