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Title: Spasmodic asthma, with special reference to that variety induced by the emanations of animals
Author: Macfadden, Cecil John Read
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1898
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In selecting this as the subject of my Thesis, 1 have been influenced by a variety of circumstances which appeal to me as being of sufficient interest and importance. Not only is the literature on the subject, and the number of published cases of a very limited character, but it would seem that, notwithstanding the rapid advances made in medical science in recent years, our knowledge of this condition remains very much in its primitive and unsatisfactory state. This is no doubt attributable to the rarity of the condition and also to our frequently failing to recognise it as such when it does exist. Few cases have been described, and still fewer remarks have been made as to the nature of the condition since the publication of Hyde Salter's classic work on Asthma. His work still remains as the authority on the subject and is invariably quoted in our modern works with reference to it; but even it cannot be regarded with much satisfaction. The information one derives from it being limited to a few remarks admitting the existence of the condition, and a brief description of a few cases. In no instance has any attempt been made, as has been done in the case of Hay Asthma, to demonstrate the source or nature of the exciting causes of those severe paroxysms! of Spasmodic Asthma which are induced in some individuals by the presence of, or contact with, animals, and descriptions of cases have received a similar amount of recognition. It has been my fortune to meet with several cases of this peculiar variety of Spasmodic Asthma in the last few years, and to be enabled to give the subject my study and investigation. I have accordingly selected the subject and have laid before you the result of my observations, trusting that in doing so, I may merit the reward of your approval.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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