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October 24, 1953

Conduction Anesthesia

JAMA. 1953;153(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940250079027

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In the first edition of this work, which appeared in 1946, some of the chapters were written by seven additional collaborators. This second edition represents the pooling of knowledge and experience of a surgeon, an anesthesiologist, and a clinician and anatomist. Extensive revisions of some chapters have been made. Other chapters have been rearranged or expanded to include changing concepts. New chapters have been added dealing with the vertebral canal and its contents, including "landmark" anatomy; topical anesthesia for the ophthalmologist and the oral and general surgeon; and a valuable discussion of complications of conduction anesthesia, including cause, prevention, and treatment. The material on pharmacology has been brought up-to-date. More extensive discussion of extradural anesthesia by single and continuous methods of administration appears in this revised edition. The chapters originally written by Dr. George P. Pitkin remain almost unaltered and still form the foundation of this volume.

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