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It hardly seems any time since we had the 6th edition of this popular textbook of anesthesia. Yet the world has greatly changed and so has the field of anesthesia. The authors, John Butterworth, David Mackey and John Wasnick, have maintained the same layout with Key Concepts beginning each chapter in order to focus the reader’s attention on the important points. They have updated chapters and references notably those on enhanced recovery after anesthesia (ERAS), and cardiovascular anesthesia, with increasing emphasis on percutaneous valvular replacement.

Clinical Anesthesiology is one of the best-selling textbooks of anesthesia around the world. The last edition was translated into 10 languages. It is popular with anesthesia residents, nurse anesthetists and trainees everywhere. It is not meant to be all encompassing but to provide a solid basic knowledge of the specialty on which one can effectively build. The authors have succeeded in their objectives.

Congratulations to the authors and editors on a very fine textbook.

Angela Enright OC, MB, FRCPC
Former President World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists

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