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July 12, 1941

Handbook of Anæsthetics (Formerly Ross and Fairlie)

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Revised by R. J. Minnitt, M.D., D.A., Director of Anæsthetics, David Lewis Northern Hospital, Liverpool. With chapters on Local and Spinal Anæsthesia by W. Quarry Wood, M.D., Ch.M., F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 364, with 103 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;117(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820280078036

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The book deals briefly with local and intravenous anesthesia but is principally devoted to agents for general anesthesia that are given by inhalation and to equipment for their administration. The book is more valuable for English anesthetists than for those in the United States, but the material reflects an extensive experience on the part of the author with general inhalational anesthetic agents. The most valuable portion is the material concerning the use of chloroform—an agent which is no longer used enough in this country for many anesthetists to learn much about it.

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