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Caption: Steven Moss, M.D., a gastroenterologist with Rhode Island Hospital, and his colleagues found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.
Credit: Rhode Island Hospital
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