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My patient had her gallbladder removed and the next day she had a visitor. We had given her the bottle of gallstones to show her family and I asked her where they were and she replied ” I took them” I said ” what do you mean that you took them”, she answered ” the nurse said ” here, you can take these , so I swallowed them”. I explained to her that she was not to swallow them, but that she could take them home to show her family and friends. I thought that I was going to crack up before I could get out of the room. I left and saw the surgeon and told him about what happened and he just laughed.

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