By Major Victor Goldman, L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., D.A., Anæsthetist, Queen Mary's Hospital, Stratford. Cloth. Price, $1.75. Pp. 235, with 58 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins company; London: Baillière Tindall & Cox, 1941.
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This pocket size manual is published as a contribution to a "students' aid series" for "English students in grouping and committing to memory subjects upon which they are to be examined," while offering to the English general practitioner a means of "brushing up" on a special subject. The preparation of an abbreviated or "outline" treatise on any subject is recognized as one of the most difficult tasks in medical writing. Major Goldman is to be congratulated on having covered a great deal of ground in this new addition to the students' aid series. For the American physician, who in the present world conflict may be assigned to duty in anesthesia with British forces, this addition to the series will prove invaluable. It offers briefly and in an easily assimilable form information as to differences in methods for the relief of pain current in British practice. Popular technics are described in
Aids to Anæsthesia. JAMA. 1942;119(3):306. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830200074031