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However, one criticism is that more clinical photographs relating to rare conditions could have been included. One wonders what the next edition might add.

Kadis for the first three editions. Malignant hyperthermia is dealt with in the chapter on muscle diseases, which is comprehensive and well illustrated. The striking use of color is apparent. This provides the reader with an outstanding review of an innately complex subject.

It may come as a surprise to readers to find the discussion of many diseases that would be considered as common. Hence, some topics have been fully explained, for example suxamethonium-induced hyperkalaemia in certain muscle disorders. There are illustrations throughout the book. No mention is made, however, of fetal surgery, which will probably occur with greater frequency in the future. Fleischer and his contributors should be congratulated on producing a fine book.

You will find that it is usually informative about the condition and its anaesthetic management. This book, similar to its predecessors, is also a source of fascinating trivia. There are new chapters on congenital heart disease, behavioural and psychiatric disorders, trauma, burns and the geriatric patient. Ask them to name a rare condition that they have encountered in their practice and then consult this book. What are also abundant are detailed line diagrams and photographs.

Multiauthored texts are here to stay, and this book is no exception, reflecting its theme. Information on other topics is currently accumulating, such as the detailed chapter on mitochondrial diseases.

Although all of the contributors work in North America, the references have been drawn from the world literature. The authors go into an appropriate amount of detail describing the various complex congenital lesions and coarctation. The chapter on pediatric patients is exceptionally thorough and well written, with an abundance of line diagrams and photographs of the multiple and rare syndromes and their anesthetic management.

The foreword explains that, since the first edition was published, there have been three decades of growth and development of medical knowledge. The order of chapters has been altered and the sectional approach that was adopted in the fourth edition has not been retained.

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