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

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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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