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February 1961

Electroencephalography in Anesthesiology.

Arch Neurol. 1961;4(2):232. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450080114015

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This is a timely book which brings together all the known investigation on the relationship between EEG and anesthesia beginning from 1950 to the present.

This volume clearly defines the nature and character of the brain waves and what changes in the electroencephalogram are induced by the commonly used anesthetic agents. The presently available instrumentation for EEG and anesthesia is covered well. The effects of elevated CO2 and the oxygen lack on the EEG are succinctly discussed. The concept of servo anesthesia using feedback systems is presented referring to all the systems that have been used to date.

A well-compiled bibliography is appended. Illustrations and drawings are clear and legible. I believe this book presents the use of the electroencephalogram in anesthesiology in a very clear, concise, and accurate manner. The print is clear and large, and the material well documented; including the bibliography, the book totals 90 pages.

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