Principles and Practice of Spinal Anesthesia.

Donald W. Benson, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(6):1007. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060155045.
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This book without question is probably the most monumental effort in behalf of spinal anesthesia ever written. It covers every facet of spinal anesthesia. Lund is well known in anesthesia literature as a proponent of regional anesthesia. His deep and abiding interest manifests itself in this monograph.

The organization of the book runs along the usual lines; it is divided into 14 chapters, each covering a specific aspect of spinal anesthesia. The pleasant thing about it is that the chapters are neatly subdivided in a kind of outline form which makes the looking up of a specific topic very easy. This book should hold a special attraction for clinicians, because it goes into considerable detail on the tremendous number of techniques of spinal anesthesia which have been introduced since its advent in the late 1800s. The bibliography is extensive, and the book is well annotated. It includes an alphabetical


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