H. J. L. MARRIOTT
With many physicians digitoxin has become a habit. When a digitalis preparation is indicated, digitoxin is almost reflexly prescribed, especially by the group of younger physicians who have received their training during the "digitoxin era."
Like all habits, this one should be scrutinized to make certain that it is justifiable. "Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it"; we are wise if we examine our habits from time to time before they become unbreakable. It now seems timely to look into the status of digitoxin to make sure that
MARRIOTT HJL. THE ASCENDANCY OF DIGITOXIN AND RENAISSANCE OF GITALIN. Ann Intern Med. ;40:820–827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-820
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):820-827.
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