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April 17, 1943

Recent Advances in Anæsthesia and Analgesia (Including Oxygen Therapy)

JAMA. 1943;121(16):1313. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840160063026

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The author, who is a well known British anesthetist, has gathered from the literature (largely British) much relatively recent material. For the most part he indicates his agreement or disagreement with opinions expressed in the literature. The fields considered are theoretical aspects of inhalation anesthesia, premedication, nitrous oxide and the hydrocarbon gases, carbon dioxide and helium, modern apparatus for the administration of the gas anesthetics, recent work on the ethers, the halogen containing anesthetics, recent developments in endotracheal anesthesia, the explosion risk in anesthesia, intravenous anesthesia, general aspects of local analgesia, drugs used in local analgesia, recent advances in the technic of local analgesia, the present position of spinal analgesia, collapse and resuscitation, anesthesia for cranial and dental surgery, anesthesia for endoscopy and nasal and oral surgery and use of suction, anesthesia and analgesia for thyroid, thoracic and abdominal surgery and in obstetrics with comments on resuscitation of the newborn,

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