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This is a handy little volume devoted to the practical discussion of local anesthesia with only casual references to theory. A brief historical survey precedes a splendid exposition of the physical principles of local anesthesia. Cocain is the author's choice of anesthetic and his remarks on cocain poisoning ought to be of value to any one who makes use of cocain for producing local anesthesia. Brief mention is also made of other substances used for this purpose. Quinin and urea hydrochlorid are not even mentioned. The adjuvants in local anesthesia, especially the adrenal preparations, are discussed thoroughly. Individual chapters are devoted to the methods of local anesthesia, such as cold, infiltration anesthesia, nerve blocking and blood-vessel anesthesia, general technic, and their application in operations on the various parts of the body. For review purposes or to get the author's views On the subject, the book fills a place; but if
Local Anesthesia. JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1974. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220084042
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