Highlights in Asthmology

  • François Bernard Michel
  • Jean Bousquet
  • Philippe Godard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. B. Michel
      Pages 3-6
    3. T. A. E. Platts-Mills, P. W. Heymann
      Pages 7-18
  3. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. D. Charpin, J. Charpin
      Pages 21-30
    3. D. G. Marsh
      Pages 31-36
  4. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. W. W. Busse
      Pages 47-57
    3. A. B. Tonnel, Ph. Gosset, B. Wallaert
      Pages 58-65
    4. J. Pepys
      Pages 66-76
    5. S. D. Anderson
      Pages 77-88
    6. M. Perrin-Fayolle
      Pages 89-96
  5. Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. A. Kulczycki, A. Capron, J.-P. Dessaint, A. B. Tonnel
      Pages 99-116
    3. C. W. Parker
      Pages 117-119
    4. M. Ricci, E. Maggi, G. F. del Prete, S. Romagnani
      Pages 140-146

About this book


F. B. Michel Asthmology is the neologism I suggested for ideas which were acceptable at the begin­ the title of a book published in 1981 on ning of the 20th century, and in particular bronchial asthma [4,5]. to Pasteur's concept of "one cause, one ill­ ness", many syndromes like high blood Among a certain number of scientific pressure or asthma are the result of the publications on this subject, it is one of the overlapping of hereditary factors and ac­ few suggestions that I have the weakness to quired factors. This is one reason why asth­ feel somewhat proud of. In fact, this word has had the career I hoped it would and, ma is not really an illness in the real sense judging by the frequency with which it is of the word but, a clinical and functional respiratory syndrome [1]. used in both written and spoken language, it did answer a need. I had no intention of The innate, the "terrain", transmitted by suggesting one more neologism but it heredity, can possibly concern two factors: seemed to me that the word asthmology The bronchial hyperreactivity factor (BHR), had an element of novelty and, above all, is often present in early childhood and its produced the necessary awareness of the reality is a result of the studies of large need to bring together, within a kind of groups of homo- and heterozygotic twins.


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Editors and affiliations

  • François Bernard Michel
    • 1
  • Jean Bousquet
    • 1
  • Philippe Godard
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique des Maladies RespiratoiresHôpital de l’AiguelongueMontpellier CédexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-70316-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70318-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70316-4
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