Sir John Floyer's A Treatise of the Asthma (1698).

@article{Sakula1984SirJF,
  title={Sir John Floyer's A Treatise of the Asthma (1698).},
  author={Alex Sakula},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1984},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          248-54
        }
}
The 250th anniversary of the death of Sir John Floyer has prompted a re-examination of the life and work of this remarkable English physician, who is remembered chiefly for his invention of the pulse watch, which provided the first exact method for counting the pulse. Floyer also, however, made a special study of asthma, a condition from which he himself suffered; his A Treatise of the Asthma, published in 1698, was the first major English monograph on the subject and it proved to be an… CONTINUE READING

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