Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100
authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench
scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text
provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on
the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world,
particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from
empiricism and developed into a science-based practice.