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May 26, 1956

Local Analgesia: Head and Neck

JAMA. 1956;161(4):396. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040094024

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The purpose of this monograph is to describe techniques that the authors have found to be useful in providing analgesia for operations on the head and neck. In this respect it is a useful manual. The first half of the book covers the anatomy of the cranial nerves, the cervical plexus, and the autonomic nerve supply to the head and neck. There are chapters on the anatomy of the orbit and eye, nasal cavity, mouth, and tonsils. The illustrative and minimal but essential descriptions are excellent. Color is used to advantage to emphasize the salient points. The second part of the book discusses techniques. Reliance here is again placed on illustrations with only the essential descriptions and directions. The monograph is well prepared so far as ease of reading is concerned, with an excellent choice of type, printing, and arrangment of material. It should interest and be useful to surgeons

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