THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D. CHICAGO
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantu's. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The series of articles will be continued from time to time in these columns.—Ed.
THERAPY OF COUGHS
Coughing may become a part of a vicious circle, for violent coughing irritates bronchial tissue and such irritation leads to further coughing, which may continue indefinitely unless the vicious circle is checked by appropriate treatment of the cough.Treating a cough does not mean "checking it" excepting in a small percentage of cases, for most coughs are useful.
THE USEFUL COUGH
A useful cough should be assumed to be present unless it is obvious that the