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As Dr. Fishberg says in his foreword, such a book by such a man is indeed "an event." The author of this excellent monograph has had an intimate and happy association with the diuretics, for it was he who, as a medical student in 1919, first noted the diuretic action of an organic mercurial being used as an anti-syphilitic agent. This chance observation led to the greatest advance in the therapy of heart failure since the introduction of digitalis a century and a half before—the development of the mercurial diuretics. Dr. Vogl therefore has an intense personal interest in the
Diuretic Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:383–384. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-2-383_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(2):383-384.
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