Remember Budd? He's our asthma expert from 1840 who flat out rejected the bronchospasm theory of asthma. In 1855 Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne proved Budd right, or so he thought. As Berkart wrote, Duchenn proved "faradisation of the phrenic nerve caused tetanus of the diaphragm. (You can view Duchen's book here**)
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- Pepper, William, Louis Star, "A System of Practical Medicine," Volume 3, page 184
- Berkart, J.B., "On Asthma: It's pathology and treatment," 1878, London, Chapter II, "History of Asthma," page 12
- Bree, Robert, "A Practical Inquiry into Disordered Respiration, distinguishing the Species of Convulsive Asthma, their Causes, and Indications of Cure, London, 1810. I could not find the 1790 edition online, yet this one serves our purpose.
- Schmiegelow, Ernest, "Asthma, considered specially in relation to nasal disease," 1890, London, page 4
- Jackson, Mark, "Asthma: The biography," 2009, London, pages 86-88 (If you're interested in a good asthma history book, this is it.)
- Bryan, Jenny, "Asthma," 2008, page 8
- Floyer, John, ed., "The Cyclopaedia of practical medicine," 1833, volume 1, page 186
- Whitaker, James Thomas, "The theory and practice of medicine," 1893
- Brenner, Barry E, ed, "Emergency Asthma" 1998, page 7 (chapter one is a history of asthma written by Brenner)
- Berkart, J.B.,"On Asthma: It's Pathology and Treatment, 18xx, volume I, page 23 (Berkart started his book with a good history of asthma up to his time. I base much of this post on his thorough asthma history.)
- Pepper, op cit, page 194
- Berkart, op cit, page 27
- Daintith, John, "Biographical encyclopedia of scientists."
- Ramadge, Francis Hopkins, "Asthma, its species and comications, 1835, London
- Duchenne, Guillaume Benjamin, "Selections from the works of Dr. Duchenne (de Boluogne)," 18