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Safe Combined General and Topical Anesthesia for Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy

Authors: E. A. TALMAGE, MD


The author has found that a combination of lidocaine locally and general anesthesia with halothane has provided an optimal form of anesthesia for the patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist in the poor-risk and the anxious patient. Studies of blood gases show that respiratory needs are met by this procedure.

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