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Magnets and children—an attractive combination?

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 19 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:514
  1. S R McCormick, specialist registrar,
  2. P O Brennan, consultant,
  3. J G Yassa, consultant
  1. Accident and Emergency, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TH

    EDITOR—(1);We would like to remind clinicians of the problems that can be caused by magnets when children play with them, especially with the newer type of bonded magnet that is extremely small, is powerful enough to attract across pieces of the body, and allows children to imitate nose, tongue, and genital piercing. We have seen an …

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