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January 16, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(3):241-242. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730290057018

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Research on Asthma  A further report of progress of the Asthma Research Council from June, 1930, to October, 1931, has been issued. At the Asthma Clinic of Guy's Hospital, more than 300 patients have attended, and their cases have been thoroughly investigated. Particular attention has been paid to the respiratory tract, which has been studied clinically and by bacteriologic and biochemical examination of the sputum, by roentgen examination of the chest and nasal cavities, and by expert examination of the nose and pharynx. The "urinary proteose," mentioned in previous reports, still forms the main preoccupation of the clinic. It has been shown that during the asthmatic paroxysm profound changes occur in the blood and urine and that an albuminous substance is excreted in the latter in relatively large amounts. The presence of this substance has now been confirmed by other workers and our knowledge of its chemistry advanced. An asthmatic

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