May 1968

Clinical Anesthesia: Lung Disease.

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By Duncan A. Holaday, MD. Price, $7.50. Pp 189, with 37 illustrations. F. A. Davis Co., 1914-1916 Cherry St, Philadelphia 19103, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(5):482. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640050092032

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This is another in the series on Clinical Anesthesia edited by Joseph Artusio, Jr., MD, and published by F. A. Davis Co. The series is designed for the practical minded anesthesiologist and surgeon; this volume succeeds quite well in attaining this objective. The material covers the matter of lung disease in relation to anesthesia and surgery satisfactorily from standpoints of establishing the fundamental and basic factors involved and the clinical application of that information. As with most books which are assembled from the contributions of numerous authors (quite well qualified in this ninstance), the volume suffers from a lack of integration. There is appreciable overlap in substance, and the various chapters were apparently developed independently with little regard for what might have been covered by others.

Perhaps, as in pedagogy in general, repetition is useful. Of particular notice in this regard are chapters 6, 8, and 10 which might well

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