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July 6, 1946

Modern Anesthetic Practice

JAMA. 1946;131(10):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870270072032

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One of the eleven Practitioner Handbooks series edited by the same persons, this edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date by the distinguished British anesthetists who were authors of the first edition. That more than a dozen well known British specialists in anesthesia were able to find time to perform such a labor of love as this revision has entailed in the months when some of them were still in military service, one an ex-prisoner of war, and when all were living in the uncertainty of the postwar months is a testimonial to British stability of character. As in the other Practitioner handbooks, the aim here has been to offer latest reliable information to the general practitioner. Simple technics requiring minimum equipment are emphasized. Dangers are stressed in concise language. One such gem is on page 16 by C. Langton Hewer: "The golden rule in local analgesia

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