Intensive Care MedicineBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7214.927 (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:927
- Ian Barker, consultant anaesthetist
- Sheffield Children's Hospital
Ed Julian F Bion
BMJ Books, £45, pp 456
ISBN 0 7279 1076 0
Anaesthesia has its roots in the basic sciences and interfaces with every branch of medical practice. The specialty thus seems particularly suited to the publication of series of books that are more than journals but, individually, are not comprehensive textbooks.
Intensive Care Medicine is the latest in the BMJ's series Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine. The editor is a recognised authority in the specialty, the book consists of 32 monographs by 52 authors, mostly from Britain but including some from continental Europe, Australia, and north America. It is refreshing that some of the contributors are trainees; the book cannot be regarded as merely the idiosyncratic …