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At first glance the title of this little book may appear misleading, for its contents cover but a small portion of the known scientific and practical (if one is justified in separating the two) aspects of anesthesiology. The material contained therein was presented at a Reunion Refresher Course held at the Department of Anesthesiology of the University of Pennsylvania. It was prepared by alumni of the department and current staff members, and represents the interests and activities of "only a small segment of these" men. The contents cover "areas of interest to practicing anesthetists, fields of endeavor of academic anesthetists and, in many instances, a posing of some of the challenges that face the specialty."
Despite the limitations posed by the size of the volume, the editor has assembled a goodly amount of material, all current, on 18 varied subjects related to anesthesiology. The 22 authors present their timely discourses
William H. L. Dornette. Science and Practice in Anesthesia. JAMA. 1966;196(1):109–110. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100140163063