Four years have elapsed since the publication of the fifth edition of this book. The author has attempted to bring his book up to date with regard to the effect of anesthetics on the liver, electrocardiographic tracings during inhalation anesthesia, electronarcosis, respiratory changes due to inhalation anesthetics, elimination of the barbiturates, design of carbon dioxide filters, indicators, two new ethers, the relation of epilepsy to anesthetic convulsions, a new short-acting barbiturate (kemithal® [5-cyclohexanyl-5-allyl-2-thiobarbituric acid]), anatomic variations in connection with regional anesthesia, a new analgesic (methadone), an automatic apparatus for producing controlled respiration and many other features.
The book is well printed and on good paper. It is of a convenient size to handle and read. The reputation of the author assures the reader that he will not be misled. The book reflects the best of thought from a prominent British anesthetist and should be carefully read by all who wish