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The preface and foreword of this small volume reveal that both this collection of information dealing with the immediate postoperative management of patients and the present recovery room at the New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center have been dedicated to the memory of Dr. Eugene H. Pool, who was instrumental in the development of the first recovery room at that hospital in 1907. This manual consists of 14 chapters written by 15 members of the department of surgery at the center. These chapters deal with general considerations; administrative considerations; nursing in the recovery-room; respiration, circulation, and pain; giving of fluids intravenously; care of the general surgical, thoracic, neurosurgical, ophthalmological, plastic surgery, urologic, otolaryngologic, and orthopedic patients; and the management of cardiac arrest. A limited number of references, grouped according to chapters, appear at the end of the volume. There is a good index. Since the great value of recovery rooms has
Manual of Recovery Room Care. JAMA. 1957;163(3):218. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970380060016