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February 1927

Les Medicaments Cardiaques.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;39(2):316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130020155015

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Dr. Cheinisse has collected a vast amount of information from the literature of all countries, has sifted and analyzed the facts given, and in this volume gives the present status of all of the drugs used in the treatment of cardiac disease.

He considers in turn the source of the medicine, its various preparations and modes of administration with a critical discussion of their indications and relative values, the indications and contraindications for use of the drug itself, its therapeutic, pharmacologic and physiologic effects and innts effects when administered with other drugs.

He considers digitalis, strophanthus (strophanthine and ouabain) squills, sparteine, adonis vernalis, as well as several less known drugs, as specifics, and calcium chloride, caffeine, camphorated oil, epinephrine, atropine, eserine, quinine and quinidine as adjuncts, ending with chapters on cardiac opotherapy and intracardiac injections.

The book is simply and clearly written, and accomplishes well the aims of the writer.

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