Bronchial Asthma - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080121673, 9781483155883

Bronchial Asthma

1st Edition

A Genetic, Population and Psychiatric Study

Authors: Denis Leigh Edward Marley
eBook ISBN: 9781483155883
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 200
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Bronchial Asthma: A Genetic, Population and Psychiatric Study presents the main theories of the cause of asthma which states that attacks occurred as a result of pathological changes in the lungs, heart, or large vessels. It discusses that spasms and paralysis of the bronchi were produced by nervous or humoral changes, or from bronchial exudation. Organized into 15 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the relationships between bronchial asthma and several conditions commonly regarded as allergic in nature, including hay fever, eczema, vasomotor rhinitis, urticarial, gastro-intestinal allergy, and psoriasis. This text then discusses the Weinberg genealogical proband method. Other chapters explore the inherited susceptibility of the bronchial tree to dysfunction, be it inflammation, as with bronchitis, or spasm, as with asthma. The final chapter deals with the inquiry using the Weinberg genealogical proband technique into the genetics of bronchial asthma. This book is a valuable resource for physicians, dermatologists, and allergists.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Methods

Chapter 3. Are the Series Comparable

Chapter 4. Asthma in Relatives of Asthma and Control Probands

Chapter 5. Chest Ailments

Chapter 6. Hay Ever and Vasomotor Rhinitis

Chapter 7. Skin Diseases

Chapter 8. Psychiatric Contributions to the Study of Bronchial Asthma

Chapter 9. Psychiatric Illness

Chapter 10. Deceased Relatives of Asthma and Control Probands

Chapter 11. The Prevalence Rates of Diseases in the Two Populations

Chapter 12. The Heredity of Bronchial Asthma

Chapter 13. The Mode of Inheritance in Bronchial Asthma

Chapter 14. Some Criticisms and Suggestions

Chapter 15. Summary and Conclusions


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