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The Subcommittee on Anesthesia of the National Research Council realized in 1942 that there was an urgent need for a book dealing with the fundamentals of anesthesia. The quickest way to produce the book was to utilize material from the three pamphlets issued by the American Medical Association in 1937, 1938 and 1939 dealing with the Scientific Exhibit sponsored by the Association. A second edition of the manual now has been made available in which is included all of the original material. However, the chapter on local anesthesia has been supplemented and eight additional pages on transsacral block and spinal anesthesia have been added. Nine new illustrations have been introduced. A few minor corrections have been made in the text. Otherwise the review of the first edition (The Journal, Sept. 5, 1942, p. 84) covers the second edition.
Fundamentals of Anesthesia: An Outline. JAMA. 1944;125(7):525. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850250065033