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The author is widely known as an authority on the subject because of his work and teaching. Nitrous oxide anesthesia is thoroughly discussed from the standpoint of pharmacology, physiology, and practical administration. The signs of anesthesia, the techniques of administration, and the dangers incident to the administration of anesthesia are clearly presented.
This edition has been considerably enlarged, and there is a more detailed discussion of important factors in the administration of nitrous oxide anesthesia. A chapter is devoted to the use of curare, and there is a discussion of the use of other anesthetic agents as a supplement to nitrous oxide. Because of the widespread interest in and use of combinations of nitrous oxide, curare, and thiopental (pentothal®) sodium, considerably more space might have been allotted to a discussion of this form of combined anesthesia. The characteristics of nitrous oxide anesthesia, as presented in this volume, are so modified
Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Anesthesia.. JAMA. 1951;146(10):974. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670100094038