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June 20, 1925

The Technic of Local Anesthesia.

JAMA. 1925;84(25):1943. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660510059031

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In this edition the general plan of the previous editions has been retained. The technic has been standardized, so that the essential features are presented in brief. The author describes the technic he has found most useful and has not attempted to present the technic of others. He discusses the indications for the use of local anesthesia and feels that its indiscriminate use should be avoided. After a consideration of the drugs employed, the technic of administration and the use of local anesthesia in general operations, which occupies about a fifth of the volume, the major portion of the book is devoted to a consideration of the technic in operations of the various portions of the body, the operations being grouped regionally. The subject matter is well presented, the descriptions being clear and concise, and illustrated by numerous original drawings and photographs. While in general the presentation is excellent and

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