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December 7, 1957

Anesthesia and Otolaryngology

JAMA. 1957;165(14):1891-1892. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980320121032

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It has become extremely difficult to prepare a single-volume textbook on anesthesiology that covers comprehensively the entire field of the practices of the specialty. Recently authors have surmounted this difficulty by confining the subject matter to a single phase of the subject. Hence a number of monographs have appeared covering a specific small area. This is such a monograph. The author's purpose in preparing this volume was to present his views regarding the problems common to the anesthesiologist and the otolaryngologist. The book is divided into four sections. The first deals with mortality and mobidity. Statistical data are presented and some of the major or at least the dramatic complications, such as cardiac arrest, are discussed from the standpoint of management. This approach is used throughout the text. The problems are presented simply, with a practical outline of their prevention and treatment. Another chapter in the first section discusses preanesthetic

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