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August 6, 1932

Modern General Anesthesia: A Practical Handbook.

JAMA. 1932;99(6):499-500. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580067037

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The author has set out to write a textbook for students, and he presents the material in a classified and concise form. Theories have been omitted. A large chart is presented which outlines the zones of the third stage of ether or ether sequence anesthesia with signs in each zone. This is followed by a chapter in which various words used in anesthesia are considered. In six chapters the details of the large chart are described in further detail. There are short chapters on anesthesia with ether, nitrous oxide, ethylene-oxygen, chloroform and ethyl chloride, with a short presentation of the advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications of each agent, together with instruction in their use. A chapter each is devoted to carbon dioxide, to choice of the anesthetic, and to the use of general anesthetics in obstetrics. Preanesthetic and postanesthetic care of the patient are dealt with separately, as are

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