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May 23, 1891

THE TREATMENT OF SPASMODIC ASTHMA.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine and Physiology, at the Forty-second annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C, May 5-8, 1891.

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OF TECUMSEH, MICH.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(21):743-744. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410730023002b

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Abstract

In dealing with this subject, it will be un necessary for me to enumerate the many remedies which are in vogue in the treatment of this obstinate and distressing disease; neither will it be necessary to mention the beneficial results which are often produced upon the patient's health by a change of climate.

My object in the preparation of the paper is to bring to your notice a remedy which has, within the last few years, been prescribed for the purpose of mitigating the attacks of asthma. The remedy alluded to is euphorbia pilulifera, a plant which grows by the way-side in Australia, and which, according to Australian medical literature, has been used as a domestic remedy in the treatment of asthma and bronchial affections by the in habitants of that island.

The universal experience of all who have practiced the healing art for a number of years is. that

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