The soft-cover book Anesthesia Patient Safety, A Modern History: Selections from the APSF Newsletter is still available from the APSF. The title might be misleading since some of the "history" is as recent as 1993. The book consists of the substantive articles that were published in the APSF Newsletter during its first eight years, inclusively 1986-1993. Beginning in 1994, the major lead articles from the Newsletter have been reprinted (and indexed) in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring. The 1986-93 reprint book, in addition to being a readily available and indexed compilation of articles from the Newsletter, provides a single source of information that is in a format which is easily referenced. Prior to this volume, the early Newsletter articles were not indexed and it was more difficult to find and cite specific references.The book again was on sale in October during the ASA annual meeting at the APSF Booth in the Exhibit Hall and seems to spark considerable interest. To order a copy of this valuable 412-page compilation of anesthesia patient safety literature, write to the Pittsburgh administrative office of the APSF (address on the back page of this issue), or FAX your request to (412) 281-9485. The cost, including postage, is $24.50. The book will be mailed to you along with an invoice which must be paid by check or money order only; no credit cards can be accepted.
Circulation 60,475 • Volume 15, No. 1 • Spring 2000