Medicine: Research Reports

Some advances on the frontiers of medicine as reported last week to the A.M.A.: ¶Anesthesia for major surgery is usually a complex procedure to kill pain, induce sleep and relax the muscles, and needs half a dozen chemicals. From the Brooklyn VA Hospital, Drs. Henry I. Lipson and Henry R. Bradford reported that they can achieve all three results more simply by giving a narcotic, alpha-prodine, in combination with a narcotic antagonist to cut down the danger of arresting the breathing mechanism. In 78 cases of major surgery (including 22 in the abdomen,...

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