I propose in this Thesis, by a review of its
history, by the presentation of cases of my own observation, and, more especially, by the record and analysi
of cases reported as occurring in families, to show
that where there is an inherited predisposition Angio
neurotic Oedema is indeed a most serious malady, and
that even in other cases it is capable of producing a
much greater amount of bodily discomfort and mental
distress than is commonly supposed.