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This second edition of Dr. Atkinson's classic monograph, published ten years after the first, has been brought up to date. Although it includes the newest anesthetic agents and modern management of complications, a safe routine of preoperative medication and local anesthesia based on time-tested drugs and techniques is proposed. The author, wisely to our mind, emphasizes the inescapable inherent risk of general anesthesia and the infrequency of its need in the average case of intraocular surgery. The beginning surgeon can follow Dr. Atkinson's instructions to the letter; the experienced surgeon may well profit by their review.
DeVoe AG. Anesthesia In Ophthalmology (ed 2). Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(2):289. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050291022
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