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In this book the older and newer methods of anesthesia are presented in a rather complete manner from the German point of view. The author discusses many technics and results of new physiologic and pharmacologic studies and certain technical improvements in methods. A general consideration of local anesthesia and general anesthesia is presented, including intratracheal anesthesia, refrigeration anesthesia, spinal anesthesia and the use of curare. Advantages and disadvantages and dangers are discussed, as well as the selection of anesthesia, and the preoperative and postoperative anesthetic handling of patients is described. The book will interest many of those who wish to know the German point of view in this special field.
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