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March 17, 1945

Recent Advances in Anæsthesia and Analgesia (Including Oxygen Therapy)

JAMA. 1945;127(11):682. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860110062032

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Abstract

That a fifth edition of this invaluable manual should appear within two years of the publication of the fourth is a well merited tribute to its excellence. A good and fair description of "controlled respiration" has been added to the first chapter. The author has wisely modified his previous statement as to the effect of trichlorethylene on cardiac rhythm and now admits that arrhythmia occurs. A section dealing with wounds involving the mouth has been added to the chapter on anesthesia for oral operations, and anesthesia for thymectomy is considered in the chapter on thyroidectomy. A new chapter has been added on anesthetic charts and records, and the addition is timely and wise. To the professional anesthetist the book is indispensable because of the care and discrimination with which the references are selected, for the latter make the book a "starting point" for almost any investigation. In spite of the

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