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Digitalis and its cogeners have been used by physicians for several centuries. For many years digitalis was the mainstay of drug therapy in the cardiovascular field. The medical literature of the 19th and 20th century is filled with descriptions of the use of these agents. For the past 20 years the use of the digitalis glycosides has been questioned as new and effective drugs for the therapy of congestive heart failure and supraventricular arrhythmias have appeared.
In this compact little book, Dr. Smith has attempted to resurrect the digitalis glycosides and include "everything you wanted to know [about this class
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Digitalis Glycosides.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:328. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-328_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):328.
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