Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1913: Adam: A perfect description of an asthma attack

Consider the following description of an asthma attack:
"In marked attacks not only is the struggle for breath so severe as to make the patient sit or kneel in bed, but he may even get out of bed and stand gasping at an open window, or clutching at any support that will aid the respiratory muscles of respiration. many will not go to bed at all, but sit in a chair all night, dozing when they can." (1, page 9)
If that doesn't describe one of my typical asthma attack when I was a kid I don't know what does. 

References
  1. Adam, James, "Asthma and it's radical treatment," 1913, London, Gasgow: Alexander Stenhouse

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