JOHN T. KING, F.A.C.P.
It is hardly necessary to point out the highly practical desirability of understanding as much of the action of digitalis as possible. This drug, of course, is in exceedingly wide use and is loved by many of us "not wisely but too well." It is, as has been pointed out, "not an indifferent drug."1
Such effects as anorexia, nausea, vomiting, electrocardiographic changes, slowing of the pulse, bigeminal or trigeminal rhythm, diuresis, color hallucination, amblyopia and scotoma are generally recognized. Occasionally, patients receiving digitalis develop delirium. This is generally, I believe, put down as "cardiac" delirium. However, there has been a
KING JT. DIGITALIS DELIRIUM1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1360–1372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1360
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