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November 9, 1935

The Theory and Practice of Anæsthesia

JAMA. 1935;105(19):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760450067038

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Abstract

The author has written a short book in which he has not attempted to cover the whole subject of anesthesia but in which he has gone into detail concerning methods of anesthesia that can be applied in every type of case. He says that many of the points in the book may appear trivial to experts but that they have helped many resident anesthetists. It can be said that the book will be of such satisfaction to experts that their work in teaching will be made much easier and many of their ideas will be reflected independently in the book. One chapter deals with the mode of action of inhalation anesthesia and it is well done. Another chapter is on postanesthetic acidosis, which reviews the existing opinions well. In a chapter on the influence of certain factors during anesthesia the author stresses the use of carbon dioxide and oxygen and

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