The new book, “Swallow,” is a remarkable testament to the strangeness of the human experience, and our ability to swallow. Mary Cappello uncovers the stories of the odd objects people ingest and Dr. Chevalier Jackson, a man who dedicated much of his life to removing them from people’s insides. He saved thousands of people’s lives by perfecting a technique that most people were too trepidatious or didn’t have the patience to develop; he used broncoscopes without anesthesia to enter the delicate passageways of the upper torso and treat each foreign body as a unique mechanical problem.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
On New Year’s Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?