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July 16, 1932

SPINAL ANESTHESIA: ITS EFFECT ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Neurological Service of the University Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):210-212. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550024007
Abstract

In reviewing the literature on spinal anesthesia, one is surprised to find a large number of articles in which thousands of cases have been reported, but few of them give the clinical observations of the neurologic examination and the neurologic complications and necropsy observations.

Barker,1 Pitkin,2 Babcock,3 Koster,4 Labat5 and others have described the technic of spinal anesthesia. In the series of cases composing the present report, the method of administering the anesthesia was the same. The patients were given morphine half an hour before the operation and ephedrine sulphate subcutaneously immediately before the spinal puncture. The spinal punctures were done with the patient lying on his side. About 3 cc. of spinal fluid was removed and 1.5 cc. of apothesine (γ-diethylaminopropyl cinnamate hydrochloride, N. N. R.) injected slowly without barbotage, and then the patient was immediately placed in the Trendelenburg position.

Eleven consecutive cases

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