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April 1940

The Art of Anaesthesia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;31(4):708. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660010713015

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This edition is fully up to the high standard of the previous editions in all phases of the subject and abreast of the times in the fast changing field of modern anesthesia.

While maintaining the simplicity and readability which made the other editions understandable by any one interested in anesthesia, the author gives revised and full discussions of the newer agents and the methods of their administration; at the same time, he does not neglect the older agents and methods. All of the agents are covered, the advantages as well as the disadvantages of each being given.

One of the present day problems is the choice of the agent for a selected surgical procedure; the author considers this phase in more detail than he did formerly.

The many seemingly small points that enter into a consideration of modern anesthesia, such as premedication, position of the patient and after-care of anesthetized

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