August 6, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(6):494. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580062028

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, June 18, page 2234, appears a review of Dr. Albert H. Miller's "Anesthetics: Their Relative Values and Dangers," in which the author of the essay and the trustees of the Fiske Fund are criticized. This essay fulfils a want; it was compiled from a wide survey of the literature. From the author's large personal and practical experience, weight should be attached to whatever he may write. He has specialized exclusively in anesthesia for over twenty years and is at the present time chief or consulting anesthetist of some of the leading hospitals in Providence. From 1909 to 1925, The Journal published nine of his papers on anesthesia. This monograph can be recommended to any one on account of the large factual material, with over a hundred references to important fundamentals mentioned in the text. His views on the statistics of anesthesia are especially

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