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The editor, with nineteen collaborators, has reviewed the literature in connection with the administration of anesthetics and has emphasized methods employed, particularly in the United States. Some of the subjects covered are the evolution of anesthesia and the effects of anesthetics on the central nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and urinary systems. The chemistry and pharmacology of anesthetic agents are discussed, as are preliminary medication, surgical anesthesia for war, inhalation anesthetics and rectal, intravenous, spinal, peridural, local and regional anesthesia. Technical problems of anesthesia and the subject of respiratory obstruction and the postoperative complications are considered in detail. There are chapters on oxygen therapy and on gas anesthesia apparatus. This volume is evidence of great interest in anesthesiology in South America, especially in Brazil and in the University of São Paulo. Anesthesiologists will be impressed with the thorough comprehension of all the commonly used methods of anesthesia that are covered.
Lições de anestesiologia: Curso realizado sob os auspícios da reitoria da Universidade de S. Paulo e da 2.a região militar. JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070033