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Published: 18 June 2012

152 Pages | 15 b/w halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199584543

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Anesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Aidan O'Donnell

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains the facts about a process that is often considered mysterious and threatening
  • Covers the whole spectrum of modern anaesthetic practice, from general and local anaesthesia, anaesthesia for childbirth and intensive care to anaesthetic equipment and agents
  • Provides a detailed yet honest breakdown of all kinds of anaesthetic risk, from side effects to complications, demonstrating that the risks are nowhere near as high as most of us believe
  • Answers all of the pressing questions you might have about anaesthesia - what is it? how does it work? what are the risks?
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions - over five million copies sold worldwide

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