Plastic surgery of the face. Based on selected cases of war injuries of the face, including burns. By Major H. D. Gillies, C.B.E., F.R.C.S., with chapters on Prosthetic Problems of Plastic Surgery by Captain Kelsey Fe, and oil Ainæsthetics by Captain R. Wade. Large 410. Pp. xii + 408. With original illustrations. 1920. London: Oxford Medical Publications. £3 3s. net

1920 British Journal of Surgery  
wlicn it is required it is essential tliiit i t slioultl bc alwiiys iipplied. Therc iire so many points where ii breitk may orcnr, not only in the surgeon's work, but in t h a t of any one of his team, t h a t it is neccssary to be a1w;iys utilizing it, so t h a t it 1na.y become as automatic as is tlic case with it thoroughly aseptic technique. Creitt stress is laid upon the l~encfirial effects of morphia nt all times, in the absence of ryanosis : this symptom indicating, in the authors'
more » ... the authors' opinion, a state of acidosis, in which it is t1:ingerous to give niorphiii, iis it thcn impedes the efforts of the body cclls to rertify the mcdium. Chapter XXI sets out the tcrhnique, physiological effects, and dangers of blood transfnsion, iind gives a short description of the blood groups. The authors are quite satisfied of the greitt usefulness of this method of treatment in shoek. Chapter XXII deals with anrrsthesia, and shows how the general anacsthetirs, with the csception of nitrons-osidc oxygen. fail t o protect the central nervous system against the exhausting cflects of h:irmful stimulation.
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