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June 30, 1956

"Controlled Hypotension" in Anesthesia and Surgery

JAMA. 1956;161(9):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090151036

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This timely and well-written monograph on the factors concerned with bleeding during surgical procedures enumerates the methods of controlling bleeding and goes into detail on the part played by "controlled hypotension." There is a good discussion of the physiology and dynamics of the hypotensive state. The methods of production of hypotension and the technical points are concisely enumerated and discussed. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the physiology of each technique are presented. The requirements, indications, and contraindications are clearly presented and followed by the complications of the various techniques. This book has a fine bibliography and index and can be recommended as a reference. Because of the simplicity and clarity with which it is written and its logical arrangement it should be read by all surgeons, anesthesiologists, and anesthetists. All physicians interested in the surgical patient should read it to better understand the physiological alterations. It is a

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