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March 1947

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bronchial Asthma.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(3):374. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010385017

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Abstract

In this small monograph on bronchial asthma there is indeed a wealth of knowledge and experience. Case reports are packed with vital information. Irrelevant material has been cut to the bone.

The common errors of differential diagnosis are so vividly portrayed that one feels he will never again mistake cardiac asthma, simple emphysema or myocardial degeneration for bronchial asthma. The pros and cons of surgical treatment, especially those of the treatment of the sinuses, are given with the utmost fairness, and the presentation should be particularly gratifying to the operating otolaryngologist.

Much is to be learned from the painstaking and exact descriptions of the autopsy material examined in cases of bronchial asthma.

Short, accurate outlines of concise treatments for the various groups of patients are given. If one keeps in mind that asthma may be caused by specific allergens, and perhaps by bacterial allergens, with sinus infection superimposed, one has

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