S. L. ZIMMERMAN
Review of the recent literature reveals little dealing with the effects of large doses of quinidine on ventricular tachycardia. No series comparable in size to this one has been noted within the past 15 years. McMillan1 recently reported two cases following coronary thrombosis treated successfully with quinidine. Reich2 reported a cure with a total of 185 grains given in a period of two and a half days, a dosage believed by him and also by Levine3 and Gold4 to be the largest dose given in a period of 60 hours. Some of the cases in this series had quinidine in
ZIMMERMAN SL. VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA—A REPORT OF TEN CASES, EIGHT OF WHICH WERE TREATED WITH QUINIDINE WITH RECOVERY IN SEVEN1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:634–651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-4-634
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(4):634-651.
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