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April 3, 1943

Manual of Oxygen Therapy Techniques Including Carbon Dioxide, Helium and Water Vapor

JAMA. 1943;121(14):1183. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840140067023

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In the preface Dr. Andrews points out that "correct administration of oxygen therapy requires attention to many details which are overlooked so frequently that a manual of this type has been considered necessary." The result appears to be an excellent compendium of a considerable amount of useful information not otherwise readily available to the technician, the nurse or even the physician who has occasion to operate oxygen therapy equipment. It should be valuable to those specializing in inhalation therapy. Except for a short section on the physiology of respiration and rationale of gas therapy the manual has been limited to a discussion of the mechanical aspects and recommended safety precautions of administering oxygen. Instructions and descriptions are supplemented by numerous illustrations and charts. The author has been quite thorough in his description of technics for operating a wide variety of modern and generally accepted types of equipment and in many

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