Item RG 946.03.07.18 - Nerve Blocks: a manual of regional anesthesia for practitioners of medicine

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Nerve Blocks: a manual of regional anesthesia for practitioners of medicine

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RG 946.03.07.18

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  • 1954 (Creation)
    Adriani, John, Dr.

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1 book

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He was an anesthesiologist who created controversy as an early advocate of requiring prescription drugs to be sold under generic names, instead of brand names, to reduce costs for consumers. He became a national figure for a brief period in 1969 when he was offered the job of director of the Bureau of Medicine in the United States Food and Drug Administration, only to have the appointment withdrawn after pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. At the time, he was associate director of Charity Hospital in New Orleans and a professor at Tulane and Louisiana State Universities, where he taught surgery, oral surgery and pharmacology, as well as anesthesiology. He graduated from Columbia College and was a member of Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He practiced several disciplines and was for several years director of the Council on Drugs of the American Medical Association.

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Book published as a manual for beginners in the study of regional anesthesia or nerve blocks.

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Reproduction is subject to Canadian Copyright law.

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Book plate on inside front cover "donated to The Wellesley Hospital Library by Doctor J. Allan Walters June, 1976"

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