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JAMA 100 Years Ago
May 23/30, 2001

COUGH DUE TO REFLEX IRRITATION IN THE UPPER AIR-PASSAGES.*

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(20):2553. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2553

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.

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