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Comments made by jbminster

Whooping Cough, Experts Say Vaccinate

I was driving and listening, so could not call! When I was a baby, in 1948-or 49, I had whooping cough for 6 months according to my mother. My parents were with the (French) occupation troops in Austria. In the end, they asked the military to give me a plane ride with a very rapid change of altitude to something like 12-15,000 feet. Evidently, this worked reasonably well. If this is a workable approach, today a hypo-baric chamber would certainly do the trick. Is there any evidence that this is correct? (Thereafter, I had asthma for some years as a child, but these symptoms have largely disappeared, except for a sever allergy to nuts -- tree nuts, not peanuts.)
Bernard

August 2, 2010 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )