Waring Historical Library Inaugural Theses

The 1,858 inaugural medical theses in the Waring Historical Library collection are, in the words of John Harley Warner, "one of the finest extant collections of antebellum American medical theses."

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of voice. This cough is of a peculiar kind, [indecipherable] the croupy cough, which when once heard is not apt to be mistaken. These symptoms continue sometimes for several days, without showing any degree of violence.

Sooner or later however, they become more and more developed, the breathing becomes more difficult, the voice more indistinct and whispering, the cough hoarser and more sonorous, and the fever now becomes obvious.

The countenance is flush, the eyes are prominent, infected, and heavy; the pulse frequent, tense, and quick; the skin dry and hot; and respiration very laborious and anxious.

If these symptoms are not checked in their progress, the difficulty of breathing

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