This is the first Italian treatise on anesthesia. The author seems to have devoted a great deal of his attention to the study of anesthesia and has written a good book. It is essentially a glorified outline. It describes not only points in anesthesia but also technical steps in surgery, so that the book should appeal to both surgeon and anesthetist, but more particularly to the surgeon who supervises anesthesia for his own patients. Dogliotti has limited himself largely to a practical discussion. The book is freely illustrated and is one that will be of value to all specialists in anesthesia and should be an excellent reference book for any library that wishes to obtain a book which covers all phases of anesthesia.