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October 24, 1966

Neonatal Anaesthesia

JAMA. 1966;198(4):491. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110170203051

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Since the most difficult problems of pediatric anesthesia are associated with infants, we can welcome a book devoted to this subject. The authors have sufficient experience in this field to give them judgment and authority. The text has an approach both direct and practical. Although information is furnished to describe adequately the pathology underlying individual conditions, words are never wasted in theoretical dissertation. I was particularly pleased to find abundant roentgenograms of thoracic pathology, a feature which should be of much value to pediatric anesthetists.

The authors provide basic data concerning physiologic functions together with pertinent although somewhat limited references. They present material on apparatus, technique and anesthetic management in a fashion quite adequate, and remarkably unbiased. Details of technique are especially well presented and extremely useful. Although the authors usually express their preference, this is rarely stressed, and the reader is left with a wide choice. The techniques employed