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October 20, 1956

A Manual of Anaesthetic Techniques

JAMA. 1956;162(8):846. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970250146025

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This book was written primarily for residents who are either rotating through anesthesia study or are in the early phases of anesthesia training. It attempts in no way to be complete in details as to various anesthetic techniques, but it does have a fairly good reference list at the end of each section on the various problems discussed. Although, in general, the outlook of the book is British, a great deal of valuable information is contained in these relatively few pages. The organization of the text is orderly and self-explanatory, dealing in general with the various equipment and techniques useful in anesthesia. The various chapters are essentially up-to-date, and the American equivalents for the British drugs are adequately indicated. The illustrations are good and are of sufficient number. The book can be recommended for libraries and for students who wish to get a superficial knowledge of a subject and of

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