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Article
December 1929

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, N. Y.
From the Department of Surgery, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Rochester General Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1929;19(6):1425-1456. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01150060487025
Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS  The Problem of the Unrelieved Asthmatic PatientMechanism of the Asthmatic ParoxysmThe Bronchomotor Nerves of the LungsOperations for Bronchial AsthmaAnalysis of Cases Recorded in the LiteratureReport of CaseSuggestions for Further InvestigationConclusions

THE PROBLEM OF THE UNRELIEVED ASTHMATIC PATIENT  The discovery of an allergic basis for certain cases of bronchial asthma and their striking cure based on this knowledge present one of the most fascinating chapters of modern medicine. However, this advance serves by contrast to emphasize the hopeless condition of those numerous unfortunate persons whose attacks continue unabated in spite of all medical treatment. As in other fields, the failure to relieve such sufferers has stimulated a far reaching search for alleviation. Thus, recently roentgen treatment has been added to the therapeutic possibilities for the internist. In certain instances roentgenotherapy has apparently been effective, but in many cases it, too, has

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