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The Management of the Patient with Severe Bronchial Asthma.

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By SEGAL MAURICE S.. , M.D., Assistant Professor in Medicine, Tufts College Medical School; Director, Department of Inhalational Therapy, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. First Edition. 158 pages; 14 X 22.5 cm. Charles C. Thomas; , Springfield, Illinois: . 1950.. Price, $3.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1511-1512. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1511
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Dr. Segal has had a great deal of experience in the handling of severe asthma and has written extensively on the use of aerosolized medicaments in its control. This book represents a definite contribution to the subject and a correlation and evaluation of the measures available that are of value to men concerned with the treatment of these seriously ill patients.

The author discusses "protection studies" at length. One of the greatest difficulties in evaluating the effect of antiasthmatic preparations, particularly their bronchodilating qualities, has been the impossibility of evaluating their effect upon the patient's symptoms because of the lack

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