Asthma, Presenting an Exposition of the Nonpassive Expiration Theory: Orville Harry Brown ... with a Forward by George Dock ... Thirty-six Engravings (Google eBook)

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C.V. Mosby, 1917 - Asthma - 330 pages
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Page 243 - C. its associated and precursory symptoms; d. its periodicity ; e. the absence of organic change; f. the circumstance that the phenomena of the disease are muscular. a. We see, in the first place, that the causes of asthma are such as affect the nervous system, and such as give rise to other diseases acknowledged on all hands to be nervous. Thus, fatigue and physical exhaustion, and sudden or violent mental emotion, will bring on au attack.
Page 237 - ... into the house by my elder companions and speedily recovered. It was, however, about the fifteenth year of my age before I was conscious of my annual infirmity before I understood that at every early summer I was liable to sneezing fits if I ventured into the country ; but from that time to the present this tendency has been abiding, has manifested itself every year, and has always governed my habits and residence during the month of June, and part of May and July. I have said I was eight...
Page 244 - Don't scold me," he would say, if he had incurred his father's displeasure, " or I shall have the asthma ;" and so he would ; his fears were as correct as they were convenient. Venereal excitement will bring on asthma ; a gentleman once told me that one of the severest attacks he ever had in his life was brought on in this way. Moreover, many well-known and...
Page 86 - ... affinity for the bronchial musculature and that the invasion of the lungs by these organisms, when made possible by any factor, psychic or otherwise, which tends to lower the resistance of the individual, will bring about a tonic spasm of the muscles of the bronchioles and cause the typical phenomena so commonly observed clinically in patients suffering with an attack of asthma. In other words, these experiments illustrate another example of elective localization of streptococci.
Page 7 - Theory," is stated clearly and in an admirable spirit. It would be superfluous to give an analysis of this theory here, since the chapter well repays careful study, and bears directly on the author's method of treatment, which is clearly presented and reveals the well-informed, accurate, and conscientious therapeutist. The student and the practitioner can find in this book a true picture of the previous speculations and present knowledge of asthma expressed clearly and concisely, a trustworthy guide...
Page 29 - After this state of the eyes has subsisted for a week or ten days, a general fulness is experienced in the head, and particularly about the fore part ; to this succeeds irritation of the nose, producing sneezing, which occurs in fits of extreme violence, coming on at uncertain intervals. To the sneezings are added a farther sensation of tightness of the chest, and a difficulty of breathing, with a general irritation of the fauces and trachea. There is no absolute pain in any part of the chest, but...
Page 30 - ... sensation of tightness of the chest, and a difficulty of breathing, with a general irritation of the fauces and trachea. There is no absolute pain in any part of the chest, but a feeling of want of room to receive the air necessary for respiration, a huskiness of the voice, and an incapacity of speaking aloud for any time without inconvenience. To these local symptoms, are at length added a degree of general indisposition, a great degree of languor, an incapacity for muscular exertion, loss of...
Page 237 - I was suddenly seized with all the eye and nose symptoms of hay-fever profuse lachrymation, swelling of the conjunctivas and lids, with intense ecchymosis, well-nigh blinding me, and ceaseless sneezing. I recollect that I was taken into the house by my elder companions, and speedily recovered. It was, however, about the fifteenth year of my age, before I was conscious of my annual infirmity before I understood that at every early summer I was liable to sneezing fits if I ventured into the...
Page 226 - I have long observed that rhonchus and sibilant rales are often only audible during expiration ; that in inspiration they cease ; that they are frequently confined to the end of an expiration, not becoming audible till the expiration is half performed ; that the longer and deeper the expiration the louder they are ; and that the inaudible respiration of persons in apparent good health, particularly the old, may be rendered wheezing by making them effect a prolonged expiration. I have remarked this,...
Page 7 - With the great range of special investigation in all departments of medicine, and the effort to explain all obscure features by applying new discoveries in every field of science, comes the need of making broad surveys of gathering in a connected form the present status of various clinical problems. " The conditions included in the term " asthma " might well excite efforts at general study, and Dr. OH Brown has earned the gratitude of the profession by presenting a comprehensive and up-to-date...

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