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The fourth session of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kreislaufforschung was devoted almost exclusively to a consideration of the experimental and clinical studies of digitalis that have been under investigation by German workers during recent years. This group of papers commends itself as a valuable contribution to the knowledge of digitalis. It is more than that; it is a concise presentation of the views now dominant in Germany regarding the indications for the use of digitalis, the proper methods of administration and its relative value as compared with its congeners, especially strophanthin. The latter drug is evidently much more widely used in Germany than in this country, and, one may add, it is better understood. As will happen in the transactions of any society, the papers differ from one another in glory. They are not all of equal value. Even so, this little volume is filled with information, stimulation and, in
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gessellschaft für Kreislaufforschung. IV. Tagung, gehalten zu Breslau am 9. und 10. März, 1931.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(4):646. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150170138014