This fairly small book contains nine interesting chapters, a goodly number of illustrations and a valuable bibliography and index.
The subject covers the history of endotracheal anesthesia, its advantages and disadvantages, insufflation, description and care of equipment and apparatus for intubation, various methods of intubation with uses and abuses, miscellaneous technical considerations during induction, maintenance, recovery and sequelae, choice of route, and uses of intubation for purposes other than anesthesia. Dr. Gillespie covers the field with extreme thoroughness.
References are listed at the end of each chapter, and the bibliography is conveniently classified. The subject is presented in a comprehensive manner without verbosity. The author's enthusiastic defense of the method is balanced by his honesty in stressing the occasions on which not to use it (e. g. in operations in which either chamber of the eye is opened).
The chapter on intubation in operations on infants and children should be