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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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