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Treatment of Bronchial Asthma.

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By DERBES VINCENT K.. , Instructor in Medicine and Preventative Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana, School of Medicine, and ENGELHARDT HUGO T.. , M.D., F.A.C.P., Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and a group of seventeen collaborating contributors. 466 pages; 24 X 16 cm., with 61 illustrations. The J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia, London, Montreal: . 1946.. Price, $8.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1197. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1197_1
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This volume consists of two parts: Orientation and Clinical Aspects. There is a total of 23 chapters. The contributors are authors whose names are well known in the literature of their respective specialties.

In Part One, consideration is given first to the history of bronchial asthma and then to definitions and classification, statistics, causative factors, anatomy, physiology and to the immunologic mechanisms of asthma.

In Part Two, clinical phases are discussed. The disease is described and methods of testing discussed. The house-dust factor is considered at length and with profit. Etiological groups are considered as such, namely, foods, pollens and




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