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Regional Anesthesia: Past, Present, and Future

John A. Dilger, Carlos B. Mantilla and Douglas R. Bacon

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0001

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Regional Anesthesia: Past, Present, and Future

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Chapter 1 provides a brief outline of the history of regional anesthesia, from ancient Egypt to its modern origins in the late 19th century. Nerve localization techniques are also reviewed, covering the progression from the paresthesia technique to peripheral nerve stimulation to ultrasound guidance. The importance and implications of peripheral nerve blockade are covered as well.

Chapter.  3279 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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