Therapeutics

1905 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
believed that the individuality of the patient and manage¬ ment of the case has much to do with the duration of the at¬ tack, as well as the sequels. Among the complications fol¬ lowing the condition, which he considered in detail, were influenzai pneumonia, catarrhal bronchitis, and the neurotic affections, such as neuralgia, hysteria and hypochondriasis. He believed that persons who have once had the disease are more liable to a second attack. The treatment should be directed (1) to the
more » ... ed (1) to the fever; (2) to the pain; (3) to the respir¬ atory symptoms, (4) to the gastrointestinal and nervous symptoms. discussion. Dr. Lewis S. Somers referred to the increase in the num¬ ber of operations for morbid conditions of the accessory sinuses during the last decade brought about by influenza. This winter he has seen about 15 to 18 cases of frontal sinus involvement, while in the last three or four years in¬ volvement of the maxillary antrum seems to be the prevail¬ ing condition. He referred to the fact that complications of the upper respiratory tract are comparatively rare in those cases that went to bed immediately at the onset of the con¬ dition. In many instances the severe headaches and trifacial
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