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August 23, 1947

Techniques and Procedures of Anesthesia

JAMA. 1947;134(17):1513. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880340067021

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This is the third book on anesthesia published by Dr. Adriani. "The Pharmacology of Anesthetic Drugs" (1941) is, as stated in the preface, "an outline limited to fundamentals." "The Chemistry of Anesthesia" (1946) is a consideration in three parts, written in the usual narrative style, of the inorganic and the organic chemistry of drugs used by the anesthetist, the third part being devoted to a discussion of changes in biochemistry accompanying anesthesia.

The present volume, on technics and procedures, reverts to the style of the author's first volume. Again, in the words of the preface, "an attempt has been made in this outline not only to enumerate the technical details of anesthesia but the associated reasons for executing them in the manner described." To avoid disappointment, the prospective purchaser must realize that the book is just that: an outline which enumerates only. Nearly all the various types of anesthesia used

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