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July 1936

INHALATION OF EPINEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR RELIEF OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

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OAKLAND, CALIF.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(1):92-99. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140010101009
Abstract

One of the most trying of the allergist's problems is the handling of the child with chronic asthma. This problem includes not only the usual questions of etiology and specific therapy but the added difficulty of keeping both the child and the parents steadfast in their adherence to the rigid regimen necessary. A great need of the allergist in dealing with such children has been for an efficient and easily used method of obtaining symptomatic relief in order to keep the patient comfortable during the investigation and the period of treatment. Such a method is of importance also, especially with the growing child, in preventing, or at least in minimizing, the prolonged overdistention of the lungs and the concomitant deformity of the chest which result from emphysema.

As yet no drug has been found which will dissipate asthmatic symptoms as effectively as epinephrine hydrochloride. However, the necessity of administering the

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