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The jacket of this book accurately states that it provides "a clear description for the general reader of how modern medicine has developed new anesthetic techniques that make possible operations unthinkable only a few years ago." Since the book is addressed to the general reader it will not, in my opinion, appeal to a reader possessing medical training. Because modern anesthesia may seriously interfere with the normal working of heart, lungs, and so on, the book describes pertinent aspects of the physiology and pathology of these organs. There are also chapters on blood transfusion, drug addiction, and pharmacologic research.
The Conquest of Pain.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1307_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1307.
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