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March 1958

Anesthesia and Otolaryngology.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(3):384. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010392022

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This book presents the problems of anesthesia from the standpoint of the physician-anesthesiologist and the otolaryngologist. The first section deals with general considerations, such as preoperative preparation of the patient, the various drugs in common usage, post-anesthetic care and some medicolegal considerations.

The second section outlines the various methods of general anesthesia for most otolaryngological procedures. Preoperative sedation is advised, but the narcotics are to be avoided. Intubation is usually the method of choice, but the dangers and the complications are presented in detail. Other techniques that are of a controversial nature are also discussed. The third section is concerned with local anesthesia. This includes the choice of drugs, their action and possible toxic reactions, and technique for use. This includes methods of nerve block, superior laryngeal nerve block, and anesthesia for peroral endoscopy and bronchography.

The last section deals with respiratory resuscitation, obstruction of the upper airways, with indications

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