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August 1972

Anesthesia in Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology.

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By John C Snow, MD. Price, $17.50. Pp 469, with 85 illustrations. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1971.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):232. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030234026

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The author of this book had 15 years of experience supervising anesthesia practice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His wealth of experience gives rise to my only criticism: he presents many lines of management in clinical situations, but does not underline clearly enough his personal choice of preferred management.

The book is clinically oriented. The chapters are short, to the point, and complete for the topic being considered, leading occasionally to repetition in various chapters. References are recent and based on clinically oriented publications. The book is organized into three sections: general considerations, anesthesia in otolaryngology, and anesthesia in ophthalmology. Consideration is given in the latter sections to specific surgical situations and their anesthesia management. Alternate methods of management are usually included for each specific situation. This could be confusing for the novice in anesthesia and here Dr. Snow could have indicated his personal choice more specifically.


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