JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor:
Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.
FRANK S. MILBURY, M.D.
BROOKLYN, N. Y.
In the daily routine of practice, probably there is no affection more
frequently met with by physicians than coughs, and in many cases they are
puzzling, harassing and stubborn.
Even after nearly the whole range of indicated pharmacopeial medicines
have been applied, the cough still remains as before, excepting with temporary
relief. The patient becomes alarmed, fearing pulmonary complications, although
assured by the physician that no lesions or symptoms exist in that region.
COUGH DUE TO REFLEX IRRITATION IN THE UPPER AIR-PASSAGES.*. JAMA. 2001;285(20):2553. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2553