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In this book the authors present two basic themes in the control of the pains of labor, namely the relief of pain by the encephalic approach, i. e. obliteration of pain at the site of interpretation, with general, intravenous, intramuscular and rectal forms of amnesia, analgesia and anesthesia, and by the anatomic approach through the obliteration of painful stimuli at their site of origin through various forms of regional, local and spinal anesthesia and caudal analgesia.
Because there is no single form of pain relief suited for every case, the authors have borrowed valuable information from other sources, particularly from John S. Lundy, C. O. McCormick and L. H. Maxson. In addition, special sections were prepared: on direct infiltration anesthesia in obstetrics by J. P. Greenhill, on parasacral, pudendal and infiltration anesthesia in obstetrics by B. E. Tucker and H. B. W. Benaron, on the technic of local anesthesia for
Control of Pain in Childbirth: Anesthesia, Analgesia, Amnesia. JAMA. 1945;127(9):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860090059021