INFLUENZA AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL, LEAGUE ISLAND, PA

FRANCIS J. DEVER
1919 Journal of the American Medical Association  
especially of the heart rate, rather than a slowing. But the dilating effect of the camphor group on the peripheral blood vessels could well be utilized by external applications of alcoholic menthol solutions. The group of drugs that stands' out as eminently satisfactory in the conditions mentioned is the digitalis group. The principal two members deserving prime consideration are digitalis, its preparations and active principles, and those of strophanthus. One must bear in mind that absorption
more » ... ind that absorption of digitalis from the gastro¬ intestinal tract is slow, and that, even after it reaches the blood, the effect on the heart is markedly delayed.
doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610040031011 fatcat:dq34wj2t6baujlnbm2shrusxle