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Article
December 1932

ASTHMA: XVI. TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN "CURED" PATIENTS FOLLOWED UP FOUR YEARS LATER

Author Affiliations

Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School BOSTON

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(6):819-828. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150190021002
Abstract

In 1928, an analysis of 213 cases in which the patients were relieved of their asthma for more than two years was published in the ARCHIVES.1 In that article, a clinical classification of the so-called "cured" cases was presented, and a serious attempt was made to define the reason for the "cure." Now, four years later, it is of interest to check up the same 213 cases to see just how permanent the actual "cure" has been and perhaps to throw further light on the mechanism of this "cure." The original article showed the results after two years. Now, an additional four years has been added, and the present article deals with the results six years after the last study and treatment. Very few of the patients have actually been seen or examined at this time, and the following study is based chiefly on letters received from them. If

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