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August 2, 1930

L'anesthésie locale en oto-rhino-laryngologie.

JAMA. 1930;95(5):365. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720050053041

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Professor Canuyt has made several contributions to the subject of local anesthesia in otorhinolaryngology. The present textbook is a well organized summary of all anatomic and technical knowledge that is necessary for a successful application of nerve block, infiltration and surface anesthesia in the field. Anesthesia of the nose and sinuses, particularly the frontal and sphenoidal sinuses, and methods for tonsillectomy and operations on the pharynx, larynx and trachea are well described. The chapter on anesthesia in otology is especially helpful, so few otologists ever attempt local anesthesia. The authors admit the advantages of general anesthesia in the region of the ear but believe that the bloodless field obtained by procaine-epinephrine in a radical mastoid operation is of great advantage. With the exception of French authors, the literature is completely ignored. The illustrations are simple black and white diagrams. They are clear, instructive and far more to the point than

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