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January 30, 1943

TREATMENT OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMAA SURVEY OF THE VALUE OF TREATMENT IN FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE CASES DURING TWENTY YEARS

JAMA. 1943;121(5):325-330. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050023007
Abstract

The practice of allergy has developed into a major medical science within the past twenty years. It now seems advisable to analyze the results obtained in the treatment of the most important allergic condition, bronchial asthma.

This survey is divided into two parts. The first deals with the condition at this time in 207 cases previously reported.1 The second concerns an additional 252 cases. No case was included unless the period of at least one year had elapsed since treatment was started, and this period of observation ranged up to twenty years. Cases from private practice were utilized in both studies because the cooperation of this group is greatly superior to and the information obtained much more reliable than that which can be secured in the clinic.

METHODS OF INVESTIGATION  Every effort was made to obtain correct information. With patients no longer under treatment, the data were usually secured

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