Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Heart, Lungs and Pleura

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byJoseph Mcintyre Patton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...temporary symptomatic effects, and if the disease is to be cured it must be done through the administration of constitutional remedies, such as iodides, arsenic, iron, strychnia, quinia, cod liver oil, etc. These remedies are to be persisted in for long periods and are much aided by controlling the attacks in the meantime by the neurotics. Iodide of sodium, strychnia and fluid extract of euphorbia pilulifera is a combination whose prolonged administration has given me much satisfaction, especially in the bronchitic form of asthma. Climate is an important factor in the treatment of the asthmatic. Here each case is a law unto itself, very striking peculiarities being observed in relation to climate. Generally speaking, a moderately elevated, dry climate is best, particularly in the pine or fir regions. It is generally stated that the smoky, gas-laden air of large towns is agreeable to asthmatics. This may be true of the purely spasmodic form of asthma, but in my experience is not so of the bronchitic form, in which such cities as Pittsburg, in spite of its comparatively favorable latitude, elevation and location in the petroleum belt, is entirely unsatisfactory as a residence for asthmatics with bronchial symptoms. Chicago is to a like extent objectionable because of the rapid and radical changes in temperature and moisture. Northern New York, Wisconsin, Michigan. Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming, etc., are particularly favorable localities for the asthmatic. In the spasmodic form due to susceptibility to atmospheric conditions incident to certain seasons of the year, and in hay asthma. a sojourn at the seaside is often beneficial. Many of these cases, especially of hay asthma, are entirely free from attacks while at Mackinac Island, a localitv that, while entirely ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...temporary symptomatic effects, and if the disease is to be cured it must be done through the administration of constitutional re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021745898X

ISBN - 13:9780217458986

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