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November 22/29, 2000

AnesthesiaAnesthesia, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Ronald D. Miller, 5th ed, 2873 pp, with illus, with CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh, $250, ISBN 0-443-07988-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(20):2649. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2649

Anesthesia, edited by Miller, first published in 1981, has become the standard textbook in anesthesiology. The fifth edition has six sections: "Introduction," "Scientific Principles," "Anesthesia Management," "Subspecialty Management," Critical Care Medicine," and "Ancillary Responsibilities and Problems." In addition, there is an appendix on the different American Society of Anesthesiologists practice guidelines, including those for such practices as pulmonary artery catheterization, difficult airway management, transesophageal electrocardiography (TEE), and sedation and analgesia by nonanesthesiologists. New chapters on TEE and finding professional information on the Internet have been added. For the first time, the textbook comes with a CD-ROM, which provides verbal and visual description of the more difficult technical problems in anesthesiology.

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