Asthma Through the Ages
June 7, 2012 7:31 AM Subscribe
A Patient with Asthma Seeks Medical Advice in 1828, 1928, and 2012.
As part of the New England Journal of Medicine's 200th Anniversary Articles
, it has provided three snapshots of diagnosis and treatments of asthma throughout relatively recent history.
Find yourself sucking on an inhaler these days? Well, the Inhalatorium
has a collection of the treatments used for asthma in the past. The carbolic smoke ball
was good for humans and dogs, inhalers
were a touch more decorative than they are these days, and one could always pay a visit to the actual, physicalInhalatorium
. Why, even elephants could use some treatments
Of course, when the asthma cigarettes
fail you, there is always the good, old-fashioned whiskey cure