April 18, 1966

Respiratory Therapy

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Los Angeles


edited by Peter Safar, 419 pp, 123 illus, $7.50, Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Co., 1965.

JAMA. 1966;196(3):302. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100160152060

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First appearing in January 1965, this book formed part of the "Clinical Anesthesia" series. Its price, to subscribers to the series, was $5, which made it, perhaps, the best bargain in anesthesia books to reach the market. It has now been reissued as a separate volume, with only a change in the color of the cover. With a current price of $7.50 it is still, in the opinion of this reviewer, a "best buy" in anesthesia books.

Respiratory Therapy is made up of 15 chapters written by 18 contributing authors. It covers almost every phase of respiratory therapy. The editor modestly states that his book emphasizes "the 'how to do it' realizing full well that the authors' favorite ways are only some of the many satisfactory ones." The authors' favorite ways, on the whole, represent the current "main stream" thinking of physicians working in the area. They will probably undergo

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