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September 11, 1926

MEDICAL TREATMENT OF CHRONIC NONSPECIFIC INFECTIONS OF LUNGS AND BRONCHI IN CHILDREN

JAMA. 1926;87(11):801-805. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680110001001
Abstract

[Editorial Note.  —This paper, together with the paper by Dr. Graham, which follows it, concludes the symposium on "Chronic Nonspecific Infections of the Lungs and Bronchi." The last issue of The Journal contained the papers by Dr. Jackson, Dr. Morse and Dr. Mullin.]The medical treatment of chronic nonspecific infections of the lungs and bronchi in children is a topic that admits of individual interpretation and requires definition. Under "chronic nonspecific infections of the lungs and bronchi" I shall include chronic bronchitis, together with recurrent bronchitis, both simple and asthmatic; unresolved pneumonia; lung abscess, bronchiectasis, and certain types of massive collapse of the lung; and chronic empyema. Under "medical" treatment I shall include not only such measures as I, a nonsurgical man, would suggest in the treatment of chronic nonspecific infections of the lungs and bronchi; but also such advise as I, a medical man, might give with reference to

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