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May 12, 1900

THE USE OF ADRENAL SUBSTANCE IN THE TREATMENT OF ASTHMA.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics in the Philadelphia Polyclinic; Clinical-Lecturer on Medicine, Jefferson Medical College; Physician to the Philadelphia and Rush Hospitals; Consulting Physician to the Jewish Hospital, etc. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(19):1164-1166. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610190014001c
Abstract

The experience I have to submit in the use of adrenal substance in this particular connection, is of but little importance, except as a link in a chain of studies.

The synthesis of disease—i. e., the manner in which syndrome groups are built up, and the reason of their association—is beginning to attract the attention of students who recognize that pathology is something more than morbid anatomy or bacteriology.

That wonderful system of compensations found throughout all Nature, the balanced action of contending forces producing mobile or stable equilibrium, and the motion that takes place in the direction of an inferior force, are not merely problems of physics, but also of biology, and of that special branch of biology which deals with the disturbances we call disease. The disruption of a planet, the aberration of a comet from its calculated orbit, may differ in magnitude from the destruction of an

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