A NOTE ON DIGITALINUM

By RUDOLPH F. RABE, M.D.   IN his Dictionary of Materia Medica, Clarke notes under DIGITALINUM the symptom “sensation as if the heart stood still,” also “slow pulse,” “irregular,” also “hurried pulse” are mentioned as symptoms. Several months ago, while still in the United States, I had occasion to treat a patient who was extremely … Read more

ELASTICITY OF THE CARDIAC MUSCLE

  By JOHN MCLACHLAN, M.D., F.R.C.S.   It is a well-known fact that many patients suffer from angina pectoris, whose coronary arteries are perfectly sound; such cases, I believe, are entirely due to the loss of elasticity of the cardiac muscle. We know that on any effort an extra amount of blood is sent to the … Read more