The Symptoms of Chronic Pneumonia

Cough; evidences of bronchia1 irritation; sinking in of the chest wall upon the affected side.

This is a rare disease. It occurs most often after pneumonia, and accompanies many cases of consumption, causing the well-known and very characteristic sinking in of the upper part of the chest wall, particularly just below the clavicle.

The Treatment of Chronic Pneumonia

Nothing can be done to cure the disease itself, as it consists in a hardening and contraction of the tissues of the lung, which cannot be overcome by any known method of treatment. The best of all remedies is the inhalation of hot vapor of water by means of a steam inhaler. Either pure water may be used, or water to which ten drops of tincture of Benzoin to the ounce has been added.