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October 18, 1947

The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia with Special Reference to the Years 1946-1900

JAMA. 1947;135(7):468. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890070070034

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This book aims to trace the beginnings and to follow the development of concepts and practices which have gone to the making of the science and art of inhalation anesthesia as it is today. The author has attempted to show how current beliefs and happenings which at first sight appear unconnected or only remotely connected with anesthesia affected its evolution during the period under review—chiefly the period between the winter of 1846 and the end of the year 1900. The book is illustrated adequately and is written from a considerably different point of view than most histories of anesthesia. It should be of great interest to persons concerned with medical history, especially that relating to anesthesia.

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