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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[On cynanche trachealis]

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Then again on the other hand, in some Cases, death may seem to be the inevit = able consequence, when on a sudden the membrane that is formed in the trachea, may be expelled, and a speedy convalescence ensue.

Diagnosis. – The diagnosis of cynanche trac = healis is generally easy, there is but one disease that is liable to be mistaken for it, and that is spasmodic croup. And these two diseases may easily be distinguished by attending to the following symptoms.

Cynanche trachealis generally comes on gradually, with the ordinary symptoms of catarrh or comon cold; while on the other hand spasmodic croup comes on suddenly. Cynanche trachealis is always attended with more or less fever;

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