As reflected by the title, this is a straight-forward coverage of all principles and techniques in General and Regional Anesthesia that must be mastered by the resident or practitioner. The third edition of Principles of Anesthesiology: General and Regional Anesthesia arms you with a fundamental body of knowledge in a managemable and readable format. To accommodate the sheer volume of new and valuable information, two volumes of the book were necessary. Dr. Collins' definitive text is devoted to the application, delivery and practice of anesthesia. It contains specific recommendations for the clinical judgment involved, specific techniques and the reason why a particular procedure is used. The comprehensive, clinically relevant approach also reflects the collected wisdom and experience of 16 new contributors, all recognized leaders in the field.