Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Tony L. Yaksh, Carl Lynch III, Warren M. Zapol, Mervyn Maze, Julien F. Biebuyck, and Lawrence J. Saidman, 1504 pp, with illus, $229, ISBN 0-397-58742-2, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1998.
Anesthesiologists have witnessed enormous gains in knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms that underlie our practice. Advances in techniques at the basic science level have helped uncover the pharmacologic and cellular systems that form the basis of the mechanisms of general anesthesia and pain control. This extraordinarily unique book is a compilation of these discoveries as they relate to the major organ systems affected by anesthetics. Edited by six of the best known names in the business, the book contains 81 chapters by 134 authors, all of whom are the leading international scholars in their respective areas.
AnesthesiologyAnesthesia: Biologic Foundations. JAMA. 1998;280(6):575-576. doi:10.1001/jama.280.6.575-JBK0812-5-1