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December 1, 1956

Techniques and Procedures of Anesthesia

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310076023

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This second revised edition of a popular textbook follows the purpose of the first edition, namely, to provide an outline for students of anesthesiology. The important points are presented in a concise but comprehensive manner. The text is divided into 10 parts. The first consists, after a few definitions, of tables giving the general properties of anesthetic drugs, and suggestions for selecting procedures of giving anesthetics for operations on the different regions of the body and drugs to be used when the most commonly encountered clinical conditions are met. Much of this material is from the author's book, "Selection of Anesthesia." The recommendations made are presented in outline form, and the justification for them is supported not by discussion but simply with a brief remark. This part also includes discussion of preanesthetic medication, a subject presently undergoing radical changes with the introduction of new drugs and new concepts. The recommendations

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