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The twelve discussions are designed mainly for the use of medical students, but they are well worthy of the attention of any one who must use anesthetics in therapeutics, especially those who are not specialists in this field; and even the anesthetist will find valuable suggestions. The first three chapters deal with the minutiae of the objects of general anesthesia, with methods of administration and the general principles of the subject, together with the theory of the action of anesthetics; the fourth is devoted to ether narcosis; the fifth to anesthesia with chloroform, ethyl chloride and solesthin; the sixth to avertin, somnifen, numal and pernocton; the seventh to nitrous oxide, ethylene and narcylen; the eighth considers combination narcosis, the theory and method; the ninth and tenth consider local anesthetics; the eleventh is devoted to considerations determining the choice of anesthetic; the twelfth considers a number of questions partly philosophical, partly
Schmerzverhütung. Zwölf Vorlesungen.. JAMA. 1931;97(21):1559–1560. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730210057031