Asthma/ Allergy History

History of Asthma, Lung Disease and Treatment

Beginning-5000 B.C.:  Age Before History and Time
5000-2700 B.C.:  Beginning of the Ancient World
  • 5000 B.C.: An Egyptians hero think about air (11/6/14)
  • 5000 B.C.: Knowledge comes to America (12/16/14)
  • 5000 B.C.-1700 A.D.: Asthma in America (11/25/14)
  • 5000 B.C.: Gods were the first physicians (12/11/14)
  • 5000-50 B.C.: Egyptian gods of healing 
  • 5000-50 B.C.: Hebrew health and healing (12/9/14)
  • 5000-50 B.C.: Hebrew Bible influences medicine 
  • 5000-1500 B.C.: The first inhalers
  • 4000-539 B.C. Mesopotamian gods may heal you (10/30/14)
  • 4000 B.C.-1700 A.D.: Mesoamerican gods will cure your asthma (12/23/14)
  • 4004 B.C.: The beginning of Time? (8/7/14)
  • 4000-539 B.C.: First civilizations advance medicine (10/16/14)
  • 4000-30 B.C.: Egyptians create a mighty civilization (11/4/14)
  • 4000-3000 B.C.: Sumerian rituals prevent asthma (10/21/14)
  • 4000-50 B.C.: Egyptian priests/ physicians will treat your asthma
  • 3,500-900 B.C: Asthmatic boy in Babylon 
  • 3533-2600 B.C.: The birth of rational medicine 
  • 3000 B.C.: The baru will predict your future (7/29/14)
2700-1 B.C.: Ancient World During History and Before Time
1-276 A.D.: Ancient World After Time
500-1550 A.D.: Dark Ages of Medicine
1550-1899: Scientific Revolution
Begin here.............. last post scheduled to be published 7/23/16, so next post should be published on the Friday or Saturday around this date. Also see posts on "Respiratory History" and "inhaler history" after the date of 1800, as they all need to be published in order following the date 7-23-16 on respiratory therapy cave. 


1800-1900 A.D.:  Age of Progress

  1. 1815-1913:  History of Asthma Sputum
  2. 1815: Parry supports bronchitic theory of asthma (4/27/16)
  3. 1815: Parry Shares his wisdom of asthma (5/3/16)
  4. 1816:  Rene Laennec:  The inventor of the stethoscope
  5. 1818:  Rostan claims asthma is cardiac, not nervous
  6. 1818: Erasmus Darwin: The father of psychosomatic medicine (3/18/16)
  7. 1819: Laennec uses stethoscope to redefine asthma (12/10/15)
  8. 1820-1850:  Race to define asthma
  9. 1820-1870:  An ailment called Hay Fever (5/14/13)
  10. 1820-1900:  Hay Fever Holiday (11/26/13)
  11. 1823-1871:  Dr. Salter: the famous asthma doctor
  12. 1823:  Hunter shares native American asthma remedies (1/29/15)
  13. 1823:  More native American asthma remedies (2/12/15)
  14. 1823:  Native American sweat houses, an early panacea (2/10/15)
  15. 1835: Lefevre questions nervous theory of asthma (1/26/16)
  16. 1835: Ramadge renews interest in nervous asthma (3/14/16)
  17. 1835-1860: Under Question: Did Dr. Bree have asthma? (5/23/16)
  18. 1837: The botanic asthma remedy of Carter and/or Mathes (2/26/15)
  19. 1839-1911:  The infamous Dr. Gee
  20. 1840:  Is asthma just emphysema?
  21. 1840: The experiences botanist and Indian doctor (3/5 15)
  22. 1840: Dr. Williams proves spasmotic theory of asthma? (1/19/16)
  23. 1840? Kropp and Hirsch still think asthma is croup (3/3/16)
  24. 1841: Romberg verifies nervous theory of asthma (2/2/16)
  25. 1842: Dr. Longet proves nervous theory of asthma (1/21/16)
  26. 1843: Watson lectures on principles and practice of physic (5/5/16)
  27. 1844: Dr. Andral writes about asthma (10/27/15)
  28. 1847: Definition:  asthma opposite of consumption (2/5/13)
  29. 1848: Rudolf von Kolliker strengthens convulsive theory of asthma (3/28/16)
see history of inhalers before publishing the following...
  1. 1849-1858:  The first nebulizer (atomiser)  
  2. 1849-1919:  Father of modern medicine
  3. 1849:  The dawn of modern medicine (the height of the scientific revolution) 
  4. 1850:  Asthma is a disease of the mind
  5. 1850s: Asthma was thought to involve other organs
  6. 1850s:  Why do young people outgrow asthma? (4/17/14)
  7. 1851-1913:  The history of asthma sputum
  8. 1851: Reid and Bergson verify spasmotic theory of asthma (1/28/16) 
  9. 1851: Bergson describes typical asthma attack (2/23/16)
  10. 1853: Gairdner defends spasmotic theory of asthma (2/4/16)
  11. 1855: Duchenne proves diaphragmatic theory of asthma (3/30/16)
  12. 1858-1929:  History of nebulizers
  13. 1860:  Villemin's asthma theories ignored (3/16/16)
  14. 1860-1870:  Learning more about 'hay fever'
  15. 1862: Phoebus writes symptoms of 'summer catarrh' (10/31/13)
  16. 1854: M. Priory fine tunes Percussion and stethoscope
  17. 1854: Dr. Wintrich almost disproves spasmotic theory of asthma (2/11/16)
  18. 1859: Benvenisti writes opinion about asthma (4/18/16)
  19. 1861:  Merkel supports nervous theory of asthma (5/18/16)
  20. 1864: Dr. Salter offers proof asthma is nervous 
  21. 1864: Dr. Salter proves nervous theory of asthma (1/5/16)
  22. 1864: Dr. Salter disproves ancient asthma theories (12/30/14)
  23. 1864: Dr. Salter's Asthma Features (2/14/14)
  24. 1864: Dr. Salter's Varieties of Asthma (2/20/14)
  25. 1864: Dr. Salter's asthma triggers (2/27/14)
  26. 1864: Dr. Salter's asthma signs and symptoms (3/6/14)
  27. 1864: Dr. Salter's Consequences of asthma (3/13/14)
  28. 1864: Dr. Salter's Asthma Remedies (3/27/14)
  29. 1864: Dr. Salter's prognosis for asthmatics (4/10/14)
  30. 1864: Alfred Newman's Dry Powdered Inhaler
  31. 1865: Bamberger supports diaphrgmatic theory of asthma (4/4/16)
  32. 1865:  Dr. See supports diaphragmatic theory of asthma (4/7/16)
  33. 1867: Is it the measles, or something else? (11/7/13)
  34. 1870: Briante's Indian Method of Healing Asthma (3/17/15)
  35. 1870: Biermer proves spasmotic theory once and for all (2/16/16)
  36. 1870: Bert's experiments help anyone with respiratory ailments (3/10/16)
  37. 1871: Walshe creates new asthma theory (5/12/16)
  38. 1872: Good times for hay fever sufferers
  39. 1872: Wyman's tips to escape hay fever season (5/29/14)
  40. 1872: Wyman's two types of hay fever (6/5/14)
  41. 1872: Preventative treatment for hay fever (7/3/14)
  42. 1873: Blackley studies hay fever (10/24/13)
  43. 1873:  Lebert creates new asthma theory (4/18/16)
  44. 1873: Asthma is merely a symptom, says Berkart (10/20/15)
  45. 1875: Bleeding STILL recommended to cure your asthma (5/5/15)
  46. 1876: Colorado cures hay fever (1/30/14)
  47. 1876: Beard's Remedies for hay fever (2/6/14)
  48. 1876: Many names for hay-fever (7/1/14)
  49. 1876: The nervous theory of hay fever
  50. 1878:  Thorowgood supports Salter's asthma theories (4/29/14)
  51. 1878: Berkart believed asthma was a symptom (4/11/16)
  52. 1878:  Berkart describes turning point in asthma history (10/15/15)
  53. 1878-1885:  Asthma no longer a confused term (2/24/14)
  54. 1880:  What causes hay fever? (Blackley's experiments) (12/19/14)
  55. 1882:  Definition of asthma
  56. 1892:  Dr. Osler defines asthma
  57. 1892:  Dr. Osler's recommends asthma remedies (7/7/13)
  58. 1896- 1906:  Wompole's Hypno-Bromic Comp will cure your asthma
  59. 1898:  Physician's search for asthma remedies (4/30/13)
  60. 1898:  Yearning for help for asthma patient (2/7/13)
  61. 1898:  A description of hay fever (10/22/13)
  62. 1898:  Interesting remedy for hay fever (11/21/13)
  63. 1898:  Hollopeter's remedies for hay fever (6/26/14)
  64. 1898:  What causes one to develop hay fever? (6/12/14)
  65. 1898: How to diagnose hay fever (6/17/14)
  66. 1898: What is the prognosis of hay fever victims? (6/24/14)
  67. 1899:  Is asthma simply a "Nerve Storms"
  68. The history of oxygen for asthma treatment

  69. History of Spirometry
  70. Henry Hyde Salter:  Your asthma is all in your head
  71. The rise and fall of smoking for asthma (By Mark Jackson)
1900-Present:  Age of Results
Timelines:  Quick journey through time
Other:  
  1. Asthma history lexicon (Complete and updated as of 12/8/12)
  2. Dedication and Acknowledgements (1/6/15)