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Digitalisfibel für den Arzt

JAMA. 1937;109(10):818. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360066040.
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The primer gives a sketchy history of the digitalis bodies (six pages), an equally sketchy discussion of their chemistry and pharmacology (seven pages), a discussion of their clinical use, and emphasizing especially the use of strophanthin in certain conditions. Those who are familiar with efforts to popularize the routine intravenous use of strophanthin are acquainted with the work of Edens and Fraenkel, who recommend the use of strophanthin in many conditions in which digitalis is preferable. It is nevertheless surprising to find no less than twenty references to the papers of these two authors in this booklet. It is not probable that this primer will serve any useful purpose in promoting the scientific treatment of cardiac disease.

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