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July 28, 1945

Bronchial Asthma

JAMA. 1945;128(13):984. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860300074029

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This is a comprehensive treatise on the subject of bronchial asthma. It includes an excellent discussion of the clinical phases of asthma and goes into a minute consideration of the allergic factors involved in its production. The clinical section of the book takes up the history, terminology, etiology, pathology, symptomatology, direct and differential diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma. These chapters are thorough and complete and include an excellent bibliography. The chapter on treatment should be of great practical value to the clinician, including as it does all known forms of therapy for this condition. Much that appears in the book should interest the physician who has already devoted some time and effort to the study of allergy. The laboratory section contains much useful information such as methods of preparation of extracts and the technic of pollen counts. The third part of the book is a compilation of detailed information

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