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September 25, 1926

Local Anesthesia in Otolaryngology and Rhinology.

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By James Joseph King, A.B., M.D., Assistant Surgeon in Otology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. With Supplement on the Toxic Effects of Local Anesthetics, containing the complete reports of the various committees of the American Medical Association made to the Therapeutic Research Committee of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. Edited by Emil Mayer, M.D., Chairman, Research Committee on Local Anesthesia. Preface by Robert A. Hatcher, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Cornell Medical College. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 205, with 21 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(13):1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130071036

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This is a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of the subject of local anesthesia in otolaryngology and rhinology. Following a short review of the history of local anesthesia and a bibliography of the important controbutions that went to make this history, the author discusses briefly but clearly the pharmacology and history of cocaine, procaine hydrochloride, other cocaine substitutes and epinephrine. In greater detail there is reviewed the subjects of toxicity, pathology and treatment of intoxication by local anesthetic agents. Then follows a well handled group of chapters on the technic of local anesthesia in surgery of the nose, sinuses, pharynx and larynx. The last part of the book is concerned with the painstaking reports of different committees of the American Medical Association to determine the toxic effects of local anesthetics. These reports deal in an illuminating manner with the advantages and disadvantages of local anesthetics in nose and throat work, as

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