The authors whose first edition contributed so much to the general improvement of pediatric anesthesia have provided the reader with a completely rewritten and enlarged second edition. Its 4 sections include the evaluation of the patient; anesthetic agents, techniques, and equipment; preanesthetic medication and preparation, and anesthetic management of surgical procedures.
New material relating to the child as a whole in health and disease states is presented skillfully and arranged for easy reference by organ systems. Throughout, the authors have emphasized the importance of the anesthesiologist as a member of a team which is responsible for the total understanding and evaluation of the infant and child and the problems peculiar to his needs preoperatively, during the conduct of the anesthesia, and postoperatively.
Specific reference is made to anesthetic problems which should be anticipated in each of the common and many of the uncommon disease entities with which the pediatric anesthesiologist