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October 12, 1918

Local and Regional Anesthesia, with Chapters on Spinal, Epidural, PARAVERTEBRAL, AND Parasacral Analgesia, AND on OTHER Applications of Local and Regional Anesthesia to the Surgery of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and to Dental Practice.

JAMA. 1918;71(15):1243. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600410065024

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The perusal of this book will prove interesting to any one who is at all concerned with the subject of local anesthesia. From the standpoint of the practical surgeon there is a great deal of valuable material, most of which evidently is presented only after prolonged, careful observation and trial by the author and his associates. There is much that may be given instant approbation; there is also much, particularly in connection with major procedures, that the prudent surgeon might not feel justified in applying unless the indications were of the most urgent nature. It must be admitted that the author is judicially conservative and that in general the discussion is well balanced—there is no overzealous praise of pet procedures. The first eleven chapters deal with the history and theory of local anesthesia, an analysis of fifteen or twenty local anesthetics with a chapter on toxicology, and a thorough presentation

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