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This new-niche journal has three broad purposes: to "present recent research and new ideas" concerning drugs employed in anesthesiology; to fulfill a continuing education function, particularly for those studying for examinations; and to focus each issue on one subject. The intended audiences are anesthesiologists and researchers in anesthetic pharmacology.
Anaesthetic Pharmacology Review for the most part achieves these goals. Reviews offer concise, well-organized summaries of the more recent, generally accepted theories in each research area covered. The majority are authored by well-known experts in the field. The reviews are best suited as first-line sources for preparing a lecture, conference, or grand rounds presentation, or for pursuing further research on topics with a fairly narrow focus.
While the subjects covered will be of interest to most practitioners in anesthetic pharmacology, the anesthesiologist in an academic medical center will find this new journal to be especially useful. Clinicians or physicians studying for
Eldredge EA, Eldredge JD. Anaesthetic Pharmacology Review. JAMA. 1994;272(7):569-570. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520070089054