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November 24, 1951

Inhalation Anesthesia: A Fundamental Guide

JAMA. 1951;147(13):1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670300120034

In a book written by one of the venerable men in anesthesia in this country, one expects to encounter indications of philosophic reflection on a practice of anesthesia which has extended over many years and has been of a pioneer nature. Those who read Dr. Guedel's new edition of his standard textbook will be pleased to note that there is ample opportunity for obtaining good insight into his philosophy regarding the practice of high quality anesthesia.

Dr. Guedel developed his original edition as a result of a demand for a forthright manual on the everyday clinical practice of anesthesia. His approach to the problem was based on his extensive experience in instructing a heterogenous personnel during World War I. He has maintained the same simple plan in presenting the material in the new edition, and the neophyte in anesthesia will be able to acquire and apply the material available to

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