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In an attempt to present to you for discussion, the subject which, by your too partial choice has been assigned to me, I shall endeavor to keep as nearly as possible within its limits, and with a due regard for the value of your time, I shall be as concise as possible.
It will, of course, be understood that pneumonia known as catarrhal or bronchial, which prevails to so much greater extent in infancy and childhood, but differs so widely in both etiology and treatment, shall form no part of this discussion beyond mention.
The attempt to draw an age limit around croupous pneumonia by many of the older writers has been responsible for many failures in diagnosis.
While few physicians at the present time fail to diagnosticate croupous pneumonia in the adult at some time during its progress, I must record my conviction, based upon experience, that many infants
LARRABEE JA. THE THERAPEUTICS OF CROUPOUS PNEUMONIA.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(24):880–884. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420760010001f
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