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Each chapter of this manual lists the authors' preferences as to the basic reading material for the beginner. This is not a reference textbook for the anesthesiologist but an introduction to the specialty of anesthesiology. It deals with the basic problems relative to anesthesia, starting with such subjects as records and charting signs of anesthesia and premedication and proceeding to the basic physiology and physics relative to anesthesia. Following this, the various techniques and complications of anesthesia are discussed. The paper on which the book is printed facilitates reading. Illustrations are not included unless they serve a useful purpose. Each drawing and table is neatly labeled and is of value to the reader. This book should be very useful to the medical student, the nurse, and others who would like to have a basic understanding of anesthesia. It should also prove valuable to the resident in anesthesiology, in that it
Manual of Anesthesiology for Residents and Medical Students. JAMA. 1957;164(15):1722. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980150090030
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