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Pen Removed 25 Years After Woman Swallowed It
Originally published on Wed December 21, 2011 9:35 am
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Picture this: A woman in Britain felt a lump in her throat. She tried to take a closer look with a mirror and a pen, but slipped and fell and swallowed the pen. It sounded so improbable, her doctor and her husband did not believe her.
Twenty-five years later, they're eating their words. The woman just had the pen removed. She is in good health - and the pen still works. Doctors scribbled "hello" on a piece of paper.
It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.