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January 17, 1931

Anæsthesia and Anæsthetics.

JAMA. 1931;96(3):215. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720290059032

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The object of the book is set forth in the preface and is rigidly adhered to throughout the volume. The book is limited almost entirely to the authors' experience with various agents and methods and is intended primarily for the guidance of their students, or for young and comparatively inexperienced physicians, and for practitioners who do not often act as anesthetists. The respiratory aspects of anesthesia are competently considered. The choice of the anesthetic and the preliminary medication is given considerable thought and space, as should be done. An important chapter for the beginner is that in which the details of procedure preliminary to the administration of the anesthetic are considered at length. A chapter is devoted to consideration of the authors' procedure in a typical ether case. This is followed by an entirely too brief consideration of endotracheal anesthesia. The soft tube technic of Magill is not stressed and

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