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August 1967

Muscle Relaxants (Clinical Anesthesia).

Arch Intern Med. 1967;120(2):258. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00300020130031

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This book is one of a series devoted to clinical anesthesia problems. It is edited by one who has been a leader in gathering and dispensing information about this interesting group of drugs. It represents the work of 10 other authors, who have written eight chapters, each designed to be a selfcontained unit. As a multiauthored work it has (and admits) considerable overlap and contradiction. Such contradiction actually exists in the field, and its inclusion in this book is appropriate. The book appears to divide itself into two types of review; the first consists of four chapters devoted to the clinical use of the muscle relaxant drugs. The last four chapters, although clinically oriented, deal a bit more in detail with basic sciences and investigative work in relation to muscle relaxants.

The first group by being a representation of clinical opinions, contains many statements with which one might differ; it

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