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Baby Who Swallowed a Date Pit Rescued at Hadassah

One recent Friday night, frightened parents arrived at the emergency room of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus with their eight-week-old son, who was struggling to breathe after his older brother had given him an unpitted date to eat.

Hadassah's Dr. Ira Erlichman quickly turned the baby upside down and tapped on his back until the date fell out. "The baby's very young age and his very small size did not enable him to swallow the pit completely," Dr. Erlichman explained.

Date: 2/20/2013


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