... The book is a must have for all those concerned with the field of Anesthesiology be it students, residents, practicing anaesthesiologists. It is of great help for students preparing for Residency (Post-graduate) entrance exams also as not only it saves time but also gives conclusive, authentic and authoritative answers with explanations....
Clinical Anesthesiology, 4th Ed by G. Edward Morgan, Jr., Maged S. Mikhail, Michael J. Murray. Paperback, 7.3" x 1.5" x 9.3"..
McGraw-Hill Medical, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor, New York, NY 10020, Tel: (212) 512-2000. Publication Date -Aug 26, 2005. 1108 pages, ISBN-10: 0071423583; ISBN-13: 978-0071423588. Price $89.00
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“Clinical Anesthesiology” is a concise book yet is complete is all aspects and contains all the information that may be required by an anesthesiologist including the latest developments and updates reflecting the advances in practice. The book is divided into 5 sections, each dealing in a specific aspect of anaesthesiology. The book starts with a chapter on ‘The practice of Anesthesiology’ which tells you in brief what this field is all about. Rest of the content of the book is organized in the following five sections:
The hallmarks of the book are the PROFILES IN ANESTHETIC PRACTICE. These are brief essays written by eminent anaesthesiologists from around the world who present their opinions and counter-points on key topics. It involves the reader to think along with the author and reflects the changing trends being practised these days. These also throw light on some of the controversies and problems. A line portrait of the author with each profile adds freshness to the concept and helps the reader to identify with the author. The book contains a separate index for such profiles in the beginning and otherwise too these can be easily identified through icons and colors.
The language used in the book is simple and easy to understand. The important topics and terms have been highlighted with colour throughout the book and help you with having a grasp over the important concepts as well as in preparation for the examinations.
Each chapter begins with a box containing the KEY CONCEPTS that form the core of that chapter. A corresponding numbered icon in the text identifies that section within the chapter and helps the reader focus on the most important themes of the chapter.
The chapter ends with CASE DISCUSSIONS which contains clinical problems. This serves as a self-assessment tool and provides a logical way of approaching to clinical problems. It goes without saying that it prepares a foundation that helps the reader prepare for the oral examinations.
The book is full of tables, illustrations, graphs, line diagrams, etc. which go a long way in increasing the understanding and retention of the reader and keeps the interest in the topic maintained.
In today’s world of internet, the book too has become net-savvy as it provides links to some web-addresses that the reader can look up for more detailed reading and learning and is useful for all those who like to read on the internet.
While one is reading or referring this book there would be hardly any occasion that the reader would have to refer to a different textbook as this book contains all the necessary Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and the molecular basis of the concerned topic. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is based on latest guidelines and has been given in detail. Along with it, Postanesthesia and Critical care have also been dealt in detail in the Section on Special Problems.
The current edition of the book also has valuable contributions from various other specialities and fields. Their expertise has added to the authoritativeness of the book. The book deals with each of the sub-specialities on anesthesia comprehensively. It is a special art that the authors and publisher have been gifted with to be able to condense so much knowledge into so little unlike other cumbersome texts.
The high quality paper used for the book completes its perfection and makes it truly a LANGE Publication.
The book is a must have for all those concerned with the field of Anesthesiology be it students, residents, practicing anaesthesiologists. It is of great help for students preparing for Residency (Post-graduate) entrance exams also as not only it saves time but also gives conclusive, authentic and authoritative answers with explanations.
Dr. Abhishek Bansal is currently a resident DNB in radiodiagnosis at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, New Delhi. He can be contacted at email@example.com
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