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March 23, 1907

Diphtheria Antitoxin in the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(12):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520380061014

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Piqua, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1907.

To the Editor:  —After an experience of more than twenty-five years in the practice of medicine, the most interesting case I ever saw was one of bronchial asthma. The reason this case was of such interest is that I was the patient.It may be taken for granted that I patiently and persistently tried every means for the relief of this condition, but still suffered nightly with from one to three attacks, and for six years never escaped a night. It is true that I received temporary relief from various remedies, but there was always a return of the attack within three or four hours after retiring. During these attacks I tried and wore out one remedy after another, and I am sure I overlooked nothing that has ever been used by the medical profession for this condition. I used inhalations, from stramonium leaves to

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