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January 20, 1940

Untoward Effects of Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia With Particular Reference to Residual Neurologic and Psychiatric Manifestations

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By Cyril B. Courville, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, College of Medical Evangelists, Los Angeles, California. With foreword by Dr. Yandell Henderson, Professor of Applied Physiology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Cloth. Price, $4.75. Pp. 174, with 54 illustrations. Mountain View, California: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(3):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810030079042

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This monograph sets forth the residual neurologic and psychiatric manifestations of asphyxia associated with nitrous oxide anesthesia, along with the pathologic proof as evidenced by the cells of the various parts of the nervous system. It is a valuable contribution for anesthetists and the excellent presentation of the subject should be read not once but annually by all anesthetists, more especially by those who administer inhalation anesthetics such as nitrous oxide.

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