Pseudo-membranous laryngitis is always a grave affection, even under the most favorable circumstances, stances, and any treatment which promises even slightly to diminish its mortality, is worthy the earnest est attention of practical physicians. Four thousand deaths are said to occur from it annually in England. If I offer here the tedious description of a series of cases treated by a method not new in principle, and attended by results not very brilliant, I hope that my communication may be received in a scientific spirit. I lay claim only to great perseverance in the treatment described, and I hope to prove that its details are readily carried out by parents, and kindly submitted to by the little patients.
I have treated sixteen cases with inhalations of solutions of one or the other of the digestive ferments, thrown in a spray by a steam-atomizer. The list includes sporadic, sthenic cases, as
MINGES G. THE TREATMENT OF CROUP WITH DIGESTIVE SPRAYS.. JAMA. 1887;VIII(7):174-181. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391320006001a