INTRAVENOUS ANESTHESIA, or better still, intravenous j narcosis refers to a state of profound unconsciousness produced by some agent given in a vein. The intravenous method of administering an anesthetic agent has a strong apneai to the experienced anesthetist. This method has. further the advantage of causing a patient to traverse from the first stage to the middle of the third stage of anesthesia within a period of one to three minutes. Such rapidity of action is an improvement over the five to fifteen minute period required for inhalation anesthetics to take effect.
*Read during the Sixteenth Annual Congress of Anesthetists, the International Anesthesia Research Society and International College of Anesthetists in Joint Meeting with the Mid Western Association of Anesthetists, Southern Association of Anesthetists and Chicago Society of Anesthetists, Clinical Congress of Surgeons Week, Congress Hotel, Chicago, Ill., October 25–28, 1937
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