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April 1958

Introduction to Anesthesia.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):630. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050186030

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Although not devoted to general anesthesia in ophthalmic operations, this is an extremely valuable book for every department to have in its library. The book is divided into five sections, four of which deal with the care of the patients. In Section I, the preanesthetic period, procedures are advocated for preanesthetic rounds, with guides to preanesthetic medication and the choice of the anesthetic for the particular patient. Section II deals with the day of anesthesia and largely concerns the actual administration of the anesthetic and theoretical considerations which are of chief interest to the anesthetist. Section III concerns the hazards during operation and determination of the depth of the anesthesia, fire and explosion hazards, and unusual complications of anesthesia. Section IV, entitled "The Postoperative Period," deals with the hazards of the immediate postoperative period, the recovery room, and treatment of immediate postoperative pain and excitement. Under special topics there is

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