Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

Jump to: navigation, search

Acute viral nasopharyngitis Microchapters

Home

Patient Information

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating acute viral nasopharyngitis from other diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

X-ray

CT

MRI

Ultrasound

Other imaging findings

Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy

Surgery

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective On the Web

Most recent articles

Most cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides

Images

American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

All Images
X-rays
Echo & Ultrasound
CT Images
MRI

Ongoing Trials at Clinical Trials.gov

National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

CDC on Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective in the news

Blogs onAcute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

Directions to Hospitals Treating Osteoporosis

Risk calculators and risk factors for Acute viral nasopharyngitis historical perspective

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmed Younes M.B.B.CH [2]

Overview

Common cold was first considered a distinct diagnosis by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century.

Historical Perspective

  • In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin considered the causes and prevention of the common cold.
  • After several years of research, he concluded that "People often catch a cold from one another when shut up together in small close rooms, or coaches; and when sitting near and conversing, so as to breathe in each other's transpiration."
  • Although viruses had not yet been discovered, Franklin hypothesized that the common cold was passed between people through the air.
  • He recommended exercise, bathing, and moderation in food and drink consumption to avoid the common cold.[1] Franklin's theory on the transmission of the cold was confirmed about 150 years later.[2]

Common Cold Unit (CCU)









References

  1. "Scientist and Inventor: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words... (AmericanTreasures of the Library of Congress)".
  2. Andrewes CH, Lovelock JE, Sommerville T (1951). "An experiment on the transmission of colds". Lancet. 1 (1): 25–7. PMID 14795755.
  3. Reto U. Schneider (2004). Das Buch der verrückten Experimente (Broschiert). ISBN 344215393X.
  4. Al-Nakib W, Higgins PG, Barrow I, Batstone G, Tyrrell DA (1987). "Prophylaxis and treatment of rhinovirus colds with zinc gluconate lozenges". J Antimicrob Chemother. 20 (6): 893–901. PMID 3440773.
  5. Tyrrell DA (1992). "A view from the Common Cold Unit". Antiviral Res. 18 (2): 105–25. PMID 1329647.

Linked-in.jpg