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June 2, 1928

Asthma: Its Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1928;90(22):1817. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690490059034

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Abstract

For the past quarter of a century the problem of asthma has received considerable attention from investigators. There is need for a treatise that will acquaint the profession at large with what progress has been made and what the actual status of our knowledge is as regards the treatment and management of this syndrome. However, while his purpose is laudable, Dr. Thomas fails to present a clear statement of the situation. At the close of the book he says: "When the unconversant reader sees many methods of treatment being praised, he is naturally perplexed. He wonders where to turn and perhaps becomes skeptical; the more so if he sees superficial workers obtaining disappointing results, even when using those methods which, if rightly employed, can bring satisfactory results." Yet this is exactly the state of mind of the reader when he has completed this book. Although protein sensitization is presented as

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