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August 16, 1924

THE THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIGITALISWITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS INTRAVENOUS INJECTION

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NASHVILLE, TENN.; BOSTON; NEW YORK

JAMA. 1924;83(7):504-507. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26610070001009
Abstract

Statement of Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry  The Council has long held that digitalis effects can be obtained satisfactorily in most instances by the oral administration of digitalis itself, the tincture or the infusion, and that the intravenous administration of digitalis preparations is rarely necessary. However, investigation indicates that digitalis preparations are administered intravenously far more frequently than seems to be demanded.Because of the importance of digitalis therapy, the Council decided to appoint a committee composed of men who have made a study of questions concerning the administration of digitalis, and to request this committee to prepare a report for publication which would set forth concisely the limitations of digitalis therapy and the methods of obtaining digitalis effects.The report of Drs. G. Canby Robinson, Paul D. White, Cary Eggleston and Robert A. Hatcher, which follows, was prepared at the request of the Council. The Council has considered this

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