WENCKEBACH, K[arel] F[rederik].
Due Unregelmässige Herztätigkeit und ihre klinische Bedeutung.
Leipzig und Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, .1914
Large 8vo, pp. vi, 249, 2 folding plates, diagrams in the text. Contemporary cloth-backed boards, original printed wrapper cut out and mounted on front board. Fine copy.
FIRST EDITION. G&M 2844. Wenckebach was the first to demonstrate in this book (pp. 173–175) the value of quinine (“Wenckebach’s pills”) in the treatment of paroxysmal fibrillation, and he established the clinical basis for its use in in cardiac therapeutics. The same work contains a number of excellent descriptions of various forms of cardiac arrhythmia. See also Willius & Dry p. 343.
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