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The years 1962, 1963, and 1964 have indicated some trends in books relating to anesthesia. Although in the past the total number of books in this specialty has been too few to establish a "tradition," the current publications are impressive in several ways. New general texts are conspicuous by their scarcity. Works on specific topics are numerous within the broad area which now concerns the physician-anesthetist. Symposia and books by multiple authors appear frequently and in the last few years there have appeared two serials which appear as "journals in book form" three or four times yearly. Several excellent books not limited to anesthesia, yet containing information essential to understanding the specialty, have been published.
No new major general text has appeared to cover the wide range of the specialty. Two texts have been revised during this time which represent significant increases in breadth and depth of coverage: Manual
Hamilton WK. ANESTHESIOLOGY. JAMA. 1965;192(2):153-155. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080150083022