Medicine: Anesthetics

In the American Journal of Surgery last week Dr. Frank Howard Lahey of Boston, who founded the Lahey Clinic, New England's No. 1 surgical establishment, and supervises 5,000 surgical operations a year, solemnly declared: "The field of anesthesia within the last few years, exclusive of thoracic surgery, has perhaps shown greater progress and development than that of surgery itself."

In theory, law and practice the surgeon has complete responsibility for everything which happens to a patient on the operating table. The new developments in anesthetic drugs and methods of administering them are too...

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