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January 2, 1954

Inhalation Therapy and Resuscitation

JAMA. 1954;154(1):99. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940350101047

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In a world increasingly beset by industrial and automobile accidents and by military casualties, a thorough and practical book on resuscitation and oxygen therapy is greatly needed. In the treatment of the seriously ill patient, a clear understanding of anoxia is necessary. These needs have been filled by Dr. Saklad, who has had many years of experience in this and related fields. Conditions requiring oxygen therapy or resuscitation are considered from the physiological and pathological standpoint, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment are thoroughly explained on a practical level. The advantages and disadvantages of alternative procedures are discussed, and specific recommendations are made for various situations. The advantages and disadvantages, the best fields of usefulness, and the mechanisms of operation of the numerous devices for oxygen therapy and resuscitation now available are thoroughly explained. This work has an excellent outline, is clearly written, and contains many helpful illustrations.

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