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June 26, 1897

TRUE (IDIOPATHIC) ANGINA PECTORIS. ITS ETIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS.

Author Affiliations
PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND GENERAL PATHOLOGY, MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, TENN.
JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1211-1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260005001b

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Abstract

Case 1.  —Mr. E., a merchant from early manhood, habits excellent, possessed of a fine constitution, never seriously sick, 60 years of age, consulted me in reference to a severe paroxysmal itching in his arms, vertigo, and torpid liver; these discomforts yielded to a simple line of treatment addressed to his liver, viz., frugality both in reference to the quantity and quality of his food, and much time in the open air. A few months afterward I was called to see him, in the early hours of the morning, on account of a severe and sudden paroxysm of bronchial and cardiac asthma. I found him almost cyanotic, with the most characteristic symptoms of asthma, and a scarcely perceptible and irregular pulse. The symptoms yielded readily after a hypodermic of morphia one-third gr. and atropia one hundred and twentieth gr. This was his first asthmatic paroxysm and there was no history

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