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Book and Media Reviews
December 10, 2008

Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

JAMA. 2008;300(22):2677-2678. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.783

The admonition to “see one; do one; teach one” is complemented by the substrate of the text in the third edition of Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery. This reference serves as more than a “how to” manual of providing anesthesia for cardiac surgical patients while avoiding an in-depth and heavily referenced text on the subject. It is neither a pocket manual nor a large volume. It is compact, straightforward, and easy-to-read and offers valuable information for the resident rotating on a cardiovascular anesthesia service. The authors' active clinical practices are reflected in the information delivered throughout. It also obvious that the editors are seasoned educators, because the text reflects information that satisfies the natural inquisitive nature of new trainees.

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