When a new residency training program in anesthesia was beginning in Rwanda in 2006, we were looking for a suitable textbook to recommend to the trainees. We chose Clinical Anesthesiology by Morgan and Mikhail. I am happy to state that today, 12 years later, the residents are still making the same choice. Over one third of all copies of the last edition were sold outside of North America thus underlining the popularity of this textbook around the world.
A major change in editors and authors occurred with the 5th edition and it is clear that they stayed true to the ideals of the original editors. Now in 2018, the 6th edition is presented to us. The text continues to be simple, concise, and easily readable. The use of Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter is very useful and focuses the reader’s attention on the important points. The authors have worked hard not to increase the size of the book but to update the material. Expanded chapters on critical care, on enhanced recovery after anesthesia, and on the use of ultrasound will be very useful to readers. This textbook continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of anesthesia.
Congratulations to the authors and editors on their fine work.
Angela Enright MB, FRCPC
Past President, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)