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November 21, 1936

The Nature and Treatment of Asthma, Hay Fever and Migraine, with Other Clinical Studies on Pyrogenic Therapy, Oxygen Want, Examination of Chest, Chronic Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Protracted Resolution, Fibroid Pneumonia, Pulmonary Apex, Roentgen Rays, Recovery from Subacute Phthisis, Fibroid Phthisis, Phenolsulphonphthalein, Acute Nephritis, Functional Albuminuria, Renal Oedema, Etc. Original Investigations

JAMA. 1936;107(21):1748. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770470066031

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The volume consists almost entirely of articles previously published by the author, dating from 1885 to 1936. It may be divided into two parts. The first half deals with the peptone treatment of asthma. Little is said about most of the other aspects of the disease. The usual rôle of allergy in the etiology of asthma and the importance of its consideration is lightly swept aside by the insistence of the author that nonspecific desensitization with peptone is the only diagnostic-therapeutic procedure required. With regard to pollen therapy in hay fever he concludes that "the peptone treatment may be given quite alone, with as good results." The second half of the book deals with such a variety of subjects as chronic bronchitis, a case of recovery from subacute phthisis, renal edema, remarks on the picric acid test and a case of hystero-epilepsy. It is difficult to imagine what purpose this

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