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July 10, 1937

Inhalation Anesthesia: A Fundamental Guide

JAMA. 1937;109(2):159. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780280065039

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This valuable book, which deals specifically with inhalation anesthesia, informs one of the mechanism of this method of anesthesia, the stages of anesthesia, signs of anesthesia, depth of anesthesia required for control of surgical reflexes, depth of anesthesia necessary for various surgical procedures, potency of the various anesthetic agents, the mechanism of various anesthetic requirements, the preparation of the patient and the selection of the anesthetic agent, and of the accidents due to changes in blood pressure during anesthesia, ventricular fibrillation, central respiratory failure, accidents due to peripheral respiratory interference, nitrous oxide in obstetrics, breath holding, pharyngeal spasm, laryngeal spasm, tongue swallowing, aspiration of débris, respiratory interference by mucus, aspiration of pus from the pharynx, aspiration in lung surgery, aspiration of blood, aspiration of sponges, packs, teeth and suction tips, miscellaneous accidents, massive atelectasis, trachéal collapse, convulsions under anesthesia, status lymphaticus, embolism, idiopathic paroxysmal tachycardia, liquid ether into the lungs, the vapor of heated ether, injuries to the eyes, postoperative hyperthermia, cerebral asphyxia, cyanosis, anesthetic explosions, the explosibility of various anesthetic agents, and the sources and previntion of ignition of anesthetic gases and vapors, with

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