This work has been written with the purpose of sharply defining the indications for and actions of the therapeutic recourses of undisputed value in the treatment of congestive heart failure. The study has been made bearing constantly in mind the modern concepts of cardiac pathologic physiology which by enlarging fundamentally the knowledge of the mechanism of heart failure have narrowed the limits to which the therapeutic scheme must be adjusted. Presented in conjunction with the author's basic material are abundant and extensive references to European and American investigators.
The monograph's introductory chapter logically consists of a comprehensive and explicit discussion on the pathologic physiology of congestive heart failure. Having presented these fundamentals, the author proceeds in the second chapter to discuss the use of digitalis compounds in cardiac insufficiency. The literature on the subject is thoroughly reviewed, and a critical study is presented, based on the author's own observations. The