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Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook


About this book


As the field of obstetric anesthesia continues to change rapidly, both in technique and in specific pharmaceutical agents used, it is essential for all practitioners caring for the pregnant patient to be familiar with current anesthetic protocols and general concepts in obstetric anesthesia. The Handbook appeals to a wide audience, as it was written with the practicing anesthesiologists in mind, as well as nurse anesthetists, obstetricians, housestaff, and residents. The Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook supplies expert advice on every facet of anesthesia for childbirth and related obstetric procedures. The text is authoritative, succinct, and highly practical. It is accompanied by over 100 illustrations and tables making the text a convenient reference to the busy practitioner. The Handbook is also a natural companion to the recently published, Anesthetic and Obstetric Management of High-Risk Pregnancy, also by Dr. Datta.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the authors


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook
  • Authors SANJAY DATTA
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-26075-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-31529-4
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages VIII, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 76 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"Fundamental principles, and most of the new considerations in obstetrical anesthesia are considered in this handbook, and every chapter provides a comprehensive bibliography. Single authorship provides a distinct advantage of avoiding duplication of information. … The Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook; Fourth Edition, is well updated and provides expert opinion on many clinical aspects of anesthesia for obstetrics which will be very useful for residents in anesthesiology and anesthesiologists involved in obstetrics … ." (Martine Pirlet, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol. 54 (5), May, 2007)