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February 28, 1931

The Treatment of Asthma.

JAMA. 1931;96(9):713. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720350065033

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Abstract

The author has endeavored to epitomize the present knowledge of asthma, with especial regard to treatment. This book is intended to help out the recent concerted activities of the Asthma Research Council, activities that are arousing the keen interest of many not only in Great Britain and other parts of Europe but also in this country. The author divides asthma into two groups: (a) primary, including those patients suffering since childhood, and (b) secondary, including those cases which occur after puberty or middle age and follow some respiratory disorder, such as influenza. The first type corresponds to our allergic group, or true bronchial asthma. The second includes chiefly the nonallergic or asthmatic bronchitis cases. He pays particular attention to the deformities that arise in chronic cases, including emphysema and other chest complications. He lays much stress on Oriel's recent work on isolation from the urine of a proteose excreted during

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