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January 10, 1931

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA CAUSED BY LIVER AND LIVER EXTRACT DIET IN A PATIENT SUFFERING FROM PRIMARY ANEMIA

JAMA. 1931;96(2):110. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220280003008b

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Abstract

W. A. M., a white man, aged 36, referred by Dr. H. W. Davis, Sept. 11, 1929, complained chiefly of severe bronchial asthma. His family history was negative for all allergic diseases. As a child, he had measles, mumps, whooping cough and recurring attacks of bronchitis, croupy in character. A tonsillectomy was performed in 1913, followed by severe hemorrhage twenty-four hours later. He was treated with horse serum without reaction. In 1914 the patient began having recurring attacks of bronchial asthma of from two to three days' duration, at intervals of from four to six weeks. Attacks became progressively worse, more frequent and of longer duration.

In the fall of 1920 the patient moved to the country and the asthma was greatly improved. Attacks recurred only once a month. In 1928 he returned to the city; the asthma remained unchanged. He went to Dr. Henry Abrahm with the chief complaint

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