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This monograph was written for physicians who are not board-qualified. It is designed primarily for residents and for the physician who occasionally uses spinal anesthesia. It is carefully written and edited, with a bibliography containing most of the important and classic articles relative to each phase of the problem. Some of the subjects considered include indications for spinal anesthesia; advantages and disadvantages of spinal anesthesia; contraindications to spinal anesthesia; equipment, drugs, and sterilization; general care of patients under spinal anesthesia; and complications of spinal anesthesia. The printing and illustrations are commendable. This book carries out the purpose for which it was designed—that of presenting to the reader in a concise and simple manner the story of spinal anesthesia. Primarily, the salient factors with the important references are presented. It can be recommended for inclusion in medical libraries, for hospitals, and for residents in surgery and in anesthesiology.
Spinal Anesthesia. JAMA. 1958;167(7):922. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990240122029
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