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January 30, 1954

Regional Block: A Handbook for Use in the Clinical Practice of Medicine and Surgery

JAMA. 1954;154(5):458. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940390082035

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Because the blocking of nerves is a difficult and specialized procedure, it is best learned under the personal supervision and teaching of one skilled in the field. In this book Dr. Moore gives the reader such clear descriptions as to make them almost equivalent to personal teaching. There is a discussion of fundamental principles, the indications for regional blocks, the drugs available, and the reactions that may occur. The work is so organized that one may study any procedure without reading the entire book. Most of the nerve blocks in common use are discussed and described, with excellent diagrams, photographs, and directions. When alternative procedures are available, the author describes only the one that he prefers. An equally clear description of spinal and caudal anesthesia is included in a separate section. Not a general reference book, this work includes the practical considerations of what to do and how to do

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