© 1972

Anaesthesia and Pharmaceutics

  • Joh. Spierdijk
  • S. A. Feldman

Part of the Boerhaave Series for Postgraduate Medical Education book series (BSPM, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Anaesthesia and the Heart

  3. Muscle Relaxants

  4. Effects and Side-Effects of Anaesthetic Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. E. L. Noach
      Pages 104-115
    3. B. R. Simpson, L. Strunin, B. Walton
      Pages 116-129
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-144

About this book


During the past twenty years there has been a rapid evolution in anaesthesia, so much so, that we stand on the brink of a major change in the role of the anaesthetist in medicine. Anaesthesia has now emerged from being a craft speciality, obsessed with details of techniques, to become a science concerned with the maintenance of life. As a result of our better understanding of the physiological and pharmacological effects of anaesthesia and surgery, new opportunities have been created for anaesthetists to apply their particular knowledge, not only to provide better and safer conditions for surgery, but also in resuscitation, ventilatory and circulatory support and in the treatment of chronic pain. This has resulted in the recognition of the anaesthetist as a physician specialising in applied physiology and clinical pharmacology. The 1971 Boerhaave Course in Anaesthesia has deliberately tried to reflect this scientific basis of the speciality of anaesthesia by selecting for presenta­ tion in this book, subjects in which recent investigations have provoked new concepts and ideas. We are most grateful to our colleagues who presented a paper and to the secretary-staffs of our departments of anaesthesia in Leiden and London. Also thanks are extended to Mrs. Bongertman for the preparation of the proofs. Department of Anaesthesiology 10han Spierdijk University Hospital, Leiden Department of Anaesthetics Stanley Feldman Westminster Hospital, London v CONTENTS Preface . . . V Contributors . VIII PART ONE ANAESTHESIA AND THE HEART Alpha and beta blockers in anaesthesia . 3 H. LABORIT 18 Advantages and disadvantages of isoprenaline .


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joh. Spierdijk
    • 1
  • S. A. Feldman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiologyUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of AnaestheticsWestminster HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anaesthesia and Pharmaceutics
  • Editors J. Spierdijk
    S.A. Feldman
  • Series Title Boerhaave Series for Postgraduate Medical Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-6021-125-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-2926-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-2924-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 152
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
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