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The Treatment of Asthma.

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By DOUTHWAITE A. H.. , M.D., F.R.C.P. (Lond.), Assistant Physician, Guy's Hospital; Physician in Charge of Massage Department, Guy's Hospital. viii + 164 pages. William Wood and Company; , New York: , 1931.. Price, $2.50, net.

Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(1):78. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-78_1
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The preface of this book states that it is hoped that it presents in an assimilable form all facts and theories of practical importance which are relevant to the subject. Most readers will feel that it falls far short of this goal. One is not led to expect a scientific approach as he reads in the first chapter that the practice of classifying asthmatics according to the apparent etiology or exciting factors is confusing and that such a process really does little to clarify the situation. However, the author does classify causes and his presentation gains thereby. The information presented




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