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The collaboration of a pharmacologist, a surgeon and an internist in the preparation of a monograph on anesthesia is an excellent idea. There are many important questions in this field, which in the past were discussed by pharmacologists or surgeons alone; such a group study can only be of benefit to the subject. The pharmacologist, Dr. Lendle, discusses the general and local anesthetics with much clarity and a critical attitude. The chapter on tribrom-ethanol and two other barbituric derivatives, pernocton and evipan, which are now under trial in Germany, is instructive. There is not much that the American medical profession can profit from the technical part written by the surgeon, Dr. Hesse. The description of methods in general and local anesthesia is rather brief; the illustrations are from other well known textbooks, some of them definitely antiquated. The most valuable part of the book was written by the internist, Professor Schoen
Allgemeinnarkose und örtliche Betäubung: Zusammenfassende Darstellung für die Praxis auf pharmakologischer und klinischer Grundiage. JAMA. 1934;103(11):865–866. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370069041