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December 1967

Electroencephalography for Anesthesiologists and Surgeons.

Arch Neurol. 1967;17(6):672. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470300114019

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This book describes the technical aspects of electroencephalography and EEG changes in surgical patients during and after operation. Step-by-step instructions for EEG monitoring are provided, which include instrumentation, technical assistance, and ways and means to recognize and correct recording difficulties. The effects of anesthetics, of drugs used in surgical patients, of changes in respiratory gases in the body, and of changes in perfusion of the brain are briefly stated. Examples of commonly encountered abnormal EEG patterns and various artifacts are also shown. There are 47 well reproduced plates which occupy half of the volume.

The authors strongly favor multiple scalp leads with continuous ink writing recording. They give good reasons for this preference. However, this method may not be always practical in an operating room.

There is minimal discussion into the theoretical or quantitative aspects of the subject. Levels of anesthesia are described as light, deep, and very deep, without

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