On the Treatment of Spasmodic Asthma


it is an idiopathic affection of a neurosal character, depending upon hereditary inherent weakness in some of the nerve centres, and closely allied to other diseases of the same group. Thus, I have seen a mother who suffered from this malady some of whose children were asthmatics, while others stammered and stuttered in a very painful manner. The inco-ordination was there, but the organ attacked was not in all cases similar. This transformation in neurosal affections is a most noteworthy phenomenon, and the key to their rational treatment. (See Lieving on Megrim.) I have observed an epileptic patient produce a child who suffered first


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