"The following remarks consist partly of matter of fact, and partly of opinion. The former will be permanent; the latter must vary with the detection of error, or the improvement of knowledge. I hazard them with diffidence, and hope they will be examined with candour; not by a contrast with other opinions, but by an attentive comparison with the phoenomena of disease." With this paragraph, William Withering, in his Account of the Foxglove, published in 1785, opens the chapter dealing with "Practical Remarks on Dropsy, and Some Other Diseases."36 Certainly, t here could be no more appropriate comment with which to
DRUGS IN THE TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1946–1961. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-11-11-1946
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