Note 1: It may have taken a while, but after 325 years of suffering, Dr. Weinberger has finally developed a replicable and reliable, "instant cure" for "Habitual Cough", known correctly as "Habit Cough". The first noted diagnosis is in the document below from 1694. It is almost word for word what Dr. Weinberger uses today. He only adds, "... not present once the child is asleep...", then he cures it gone!
Note:2: It is noted that the 1694 London medical journal makes NO reference to Habitual Cough occurring ONLY in children. In fact, it actually makes no mention of children OR adults at all. This makes one think that Habitual Cough can occur in children AND adults. Remember that during this time period, the writer had to be very succinct in everything that was to be published. This is due to the time it takes to set lead type and the inherent cost of ink and paper (also, they were perfectionists). That they did or did NOT mention children - or adults for that matter would be very important. Based on what we know about adults with Habit Cough, it all becomes very clear.
Special note 3: In the 1694 description/diagnosis of Habitual Cough it does NOT mention the length of the persons cough which, "... continues after the first Cough, which was caused by the Cold, is gone." This too, agrees with Dr. Weinberger's diagnosis of being either acute or chronic in length. (Chronic cough in child >4 weeks. Chronic cough in adults >8 weeks.) Acute cough is the time period lead up to "chronic cough" for each.
I was reviewing the history of Habit Cough and found some interesting "Olde English" Habitual Cough (Habit Cough) writings.
The oldest reference that I knew of was Dr. Berman's 1966 peer reviewed and published paper HERE about Habit Cough.in Adolescent Children. (This led us to Dr. Weinberger. Had we blinked, we would have missed the whole Habit Cough thing and any potential for Bethany's instant cure.) The best part is when, after noting the date: 1694, I had a couple buddies assist me deciphering the "Olde English" text on the front page and interior. Printed on Lombard St., & George-Yard, London, England. HERE I included it below the graphic. (The old style "s" looks kind of like a "f", but it is definitely a "s".) Full text HERE.
Basically, this says is "habitual cough, which often continues after the first Cough, which was caused by the Cold, is gone," - This is also very similar to Dr. Weinberger's modern diagnosis of Habit Cough. The only thing missing was "... absence of cough when the child was sleeping." Dr. Weinberger nailed this part for an perfect diagnosis criteria. Note: They did not explain how to cure "Habitual Cough". The world and we would have to wait 325 years for Dr. Weinberger to rescue children and adults from "Habitual Cough" [Habit Cough]. - Dennis
Here is what the interior text says about "Habitual Cough" (best attempt at converting Olde English into modern English).
[Page] 118 Observations concerning
"to endeavor to alleviate and diminish our Cough by little and little, to refrain are coughing as much as possible, and to abstain from much hawking, spitting and loud speaking, and so by this means bring our Life into repose and quiet again.
When our Life therefore any time through Impatience, is stirr’d up into a too vehement Action; it often happens that this produceth a customary or habitual cough, which often continues after the first Cough, which was caused by the Cold, is gone, from which two last Coughs, viz the Impatient and the Habitual Cough, often proceed Consumptions, Tiffick, and other Distempers; because by continual coughing we void much Phlegmy matter, and the more we void of these, the more our strength is diminished; in as much as this Phlegmy matter (which has its Original from the Bones, which are the parts wherein our Life is continually operative) is not found in found in healthy People but elaborated"
Note: Seems that it might mention "Phlegmy matter"; which is "wet cough" (productive cough) and not only "dry cough" (non-productive cough)? Email me with your thoughts on this. Thanks.
Note 3: No mention of tic. As it states above, basically it is a cough after the first cough that just lingers on (for weeks, months, and years). Dennis, my interpretation as a parent only.
The "illness associated" with non-productive (dry), refractory, acute & chronic, idiopathic cough has been called many things, but no fee, drug free, replicable cure "by proxy" for the acute & chronic cough - habit cough has been peer reviewed and published - until now!
Even with so many name changes, none has been replicably and effectively cured by proxy - except for Habit Cough, since 1694. Instantly cured with no drugs, by-proxy.
Replicably and instantly cured - when all else fails - in children and adults with peer reviewed and published, The Weinberger Procedure. Completely drug free.
1. Habit Cough (HC) first noted as "Habitual Cough"* (1694) - Completely drug free. Instant cough cure 1966 & "by proxy" 2019. No cost or fee. Drug free cure of "acute" and "chronic" Habit Cough 2020. Easily replicable for ages 3 - 60+ years old, and instantly cured in English, Spanish and Arabic (translators needed HERE). No in-office visit needed. This is what makes The Weinberger Procedure cure "by proxy" so revered by medical doctors around the world. "... a fascinating and quite intelligible compilation of clinical wisdom that should be broadly shared with those that treat children."
2. Chronic Cough (CC)* (1737) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
3. Chronic Dry Cough (CDC)* (1784) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
4. Pertussis (Whooping cough)* (1793) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
5. Chronic Rhinitis (Post Nasal Drip)* (1868) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
6. Tourette Syndrome (TS)* (1885) (Tic or cough debate HERE) - Antitussive & Tourette drugs. No cough cure.
7. Strep Throat (ST)* (1904) - Antitussive drugs. Antibiotics. No cough cure.
8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Acid Reflux (GERD)* (1928) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
9. Neurogenic Cough (NC)* (1947) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
10. Psychogenic Cough (PC)* (1966) (Tic or cough debate HERE) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
11. Cough Reflex Sensitivity (CRS)* (1989) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
12. Unexplained Chronic Cough (UCC)* (1990) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
13. Refractory Chronic Cough (RCC)* (1991) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
14. Cough Variant Asthma (CVA)* (1995) (CVA or Habit Cough HERE) - Asthma drugs. Awakens coughing.
15. Cough Hypersensitivity (CH)* (1996) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
16. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)* (1996) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
17. Chronic Refractory Cough (CRC)* (1998) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
18. Idiopathic Chronic Cough (ICC)* (2002) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
19. Iron Deficiency (potential) (ID) (2012) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
20. Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome (CHS)* (2012) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
21. Somatic Cough Syndrome & Tic Cough (SDS & TC)* (2016) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure. (Tic or cough debate HERE)
22. Aerodigestive Dysbiosis (potential for) (AD) (2018) - Antitussive drugs. No cough cure.
The ONLY "peer reviewed and published" instant, drug free cure for your acute & chronic dry cough in the world with 100% cure rate* is - The Weinberger Procedure "by proxy"! *Cure rate currently at 100% for patients diagnosed with acute and chronic Habit Cough who follow the Weinberger Procedure recovery plan.
Comprehensive list of antitussive drugs HERE.
*Bethany was diagnosed with literally ALL of these, (above) with all the associated unnecessary medicine and procedures, as noted in her vicious "mystery horror cough" chart/diary HERE. The only accurate, immediate diagnosis and instant cure she received was that of Habit Cough, by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD.. Like you, we had never heard of Dr. Weinberger or acute & chronic cough - Habit Cough. Like you, we were hopeless, helpless, traumatized and forsaken until THIS. Thirty minutes later, our sadness was gone. We were no longer forsaken. All referenced diagnostic terms above are the first noted direct references as the "exact term" in Google.com book search sorted by date. Pubmed, or Wikipedia. Other earlier references might exist. If you know of any earlier writings or manuscripts, please let me know. It is unknown if the linked information is peer reviewed, but it certainly was published. Each of these diagnoses and terms was referenced by people who have communicated with me and reported their instant cures. Thanks.
Special parental observation note: Jennifer and I often wondered if antibiotics might be a cause for Bethany's Habit Cough. This publication describes what we still know as Habit Cough. It is from 1694. There were no antibiotics in 1694. We have removed the thought that there might be any causation / correlation with antibiotics and OUR daughter's Habit Cough. - Dennis & Jennifer
Update 1: Just thinking that 1694 just didn't happen. Whoever wrote this must have had a lot of experience and knowledge about "Habitual Cough". This knowledge didn't just appear. I will be searching for earlier occurrences of Habit Cough. The search is on! - Dennis