From The CriticsReviewer: Martin H Dauber, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive book covers the entire field of anesthesia using an attractive double-page, well-illustrated format.
Purpose: It is designed to be used for review prior to board-equivalent examinations. Though a publication of the U.K., it is appropriate for readers in the U.S. as well.
Audience: Although it is designed for trainees studying for board exams, the book is so comprehensive, easy to read, well illustrated, and orderly that it is an outstanding asset for anyone in practice. It could be the sole resource necessary for one preparing for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) and/or American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) recertification.
Features: The title seems to imply this book covers the teaching of the subject of anesthesia. However, it is an orderly and comprehensive review of almost the entire field of anesthesia. The double-paged chapters make this extremely easy to use, and the illustrations are outstanding. The charts are well organized and clinically relevant. The intended audience for this book is U.K. trainees. Accordingly there is a British nuance, which I did not find an impediment.
Assessment: This is, by far, one of the most outstanding review books in the field of anesthesiology. It far surpasses the review from the ever-popular Lange series in quality, readability, and completeness (Clinical Anesthesiology, 4th edition. Morgan et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2006). It is all one needs to study to review for the ABA (or FRCA) examination.