By Charles F. Hadfield, M.B.E., M.A., M.D., Sen. Hon. Anæsthetist, Prince of Wales's Hospital. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 336, with 41 illustrations. New York: William Wood & Company, 1931.
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This is a relatively short book, written in large, easily legible print, intended primarily for use by medical and dental students in conjunction with practical instruction, and for the general practitioner to use in refreshing his knowledge of the subject. The anesthetic agents at present in use are mentioned, and short descriptions of their methods of administration are included. More detailed descriptions are given of the methods found satisfactory by the author for the majority of operations. It is noted, however, that he has purposely omitted description of the barbiturates. There is a brief enumeration of the equipment required by a person who expects to do a moderate amount of anesthesia in conjunction with a general practice. With one exception the similar and less expensive forms of apparatus are described, but in the majority of instances the apparatus is that commonly used in Great Britain and not easily procurable in
Practical Anæsthetics for the Student and General Practitioner.. JAMA. 1931;97(10):728-729. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100052030