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I have some references for the sections mentioned below. Please scroll down further to see them. However, please note that there are likely to be newer and better references since these were published.

  • Pulse oximeter references
  • Circle system references
  • MRI references
  • Vaporisers references
  • Experimental laryngeal mask references
  • Historical equipment references
  • Historical torture equipment references
  • Famous Absorber : Apollo 13
  • Double slit mystery (quantum mechanics)
  • Sample references for me to remember format !

Pulse oximeter references

Paul D. Mannheimer .The Light-Tissue Interaction of Pulse Oximetry .Anesthesia Analgesia 2007;105 (6): S10-S17

Pulse Oximetry. In: Patrick Magee, Mark Tooley. Eds.The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice. Oxford University Press, 2005; 90-93

Siegfried Kästle, Friedemann Noller, Siegfried Falk, Anton Bukta, Eberhard Mayer, Dietmar Miller.A New Family of Sensors for Pulse Oximetry. Hewlett-Packard Journal, February 1997:1-17

Volunteer Study for Sensor Calibration. Hewlett-Packard Journal, February 1997:1-3


Circle system references

Baum JA. Low Flow Anaesthesia with Draeger Machines. Accessed 2014

Davey A, Diba A. Ward’s Anaesthetic Equipment. Saunders Elsevier, 2005

Meakin GH. Low-flow anaesthesia in infants and children. British Journal of Anaesthesia 83 (1): 50-7 (1999)

Draeger Amsorb product brochure , acccessed 2014


MRI : references

Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves, Martin R. Prince. MRI from Picture to Proton. Cambridge University Press; 2 edition, 2007

Ugan Reddy, Mark J White , Sally R Wilson .Anaesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain.2012 | Volume 12 Number 3

Imaging and Radiation. In: Patrick Magee, Mark Tooley. Eds.The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice. Oxford University Press, 2011; 382-87


Vaporiser references

That desflurane SVP curve is steep :

Weiskopf RB, Sampson D, Moore MA.The desflurane (Tec 6) vaporizer: design, design considerations and performance evaluation. Br J Anaesth. 1994 Apr;72(4):474-9.


Experimental laryngeal mask references

Brain AI. The development of the Laryngeal Mask–a brief history of the invention, early clinical studies and experimental work from which the Laryngeal Mask evolved. Eur J Anaesthesiol Suppl. 1991;4:5-17.

Van Zundert TC, Brimacombe JR, Ferson DZ, Bacon DR, Wilkinson DJ. Archie Brain: celebrating 30 years of development in  laryngeal mask  airways. Anaesthesia. 2012 Dec;67(12):1375-85.


Historical equipment references

Beaver Respirator:

MUSHIN WW, RENDELL-BAKER L. Modern automatic respirators.Br J Anaesth. 1954 Mar;26(2):131-47

BOC carbon dioxide analyser

GARDINER AS.THE BOC CARBON DIOXIDE ANALYSER .Anaesthesia. 1963;18:462-6.

Clover inhaler :

Clover JT .Portable Regulating Ether-Inhaler. Br Med J. 1877 Jan 20;1(838):69-70.

Magill Endotracheal Apparatus:

Thomas KB. Insufflation and Endotracheal Apparatus. In: Thomas KB. Development of Anaesthetic Apparatus: A History Based on the Charles King Collection of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1975; 175-205

Laryngeal Mask

Brain AI. The development of the Laryngeal Mask–a brief history of the invention, early clinical studies and experimental work from which the Laryngeal Mask evolved. European Journal of Anaesthesiology – Supplement 4, 1991:5-17


Torture equipment references

Donnelly MP, Diehl D. The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History. The History Press Ltd, 2011


Famous Absorber : Apollo 13 references

Lovell J, Kluger J. Lost moon: the perilous voyage of Apollo 13. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994

Various online NASA reports


Sample formats ( for me to remember how to write references ! )

Myles PS, Chan MTV, Leslie K, Peyton P, Paesch M, Forbes A. Effect of nitrous oxide on plasma homocysteine and folate in patients undergoing major surgery. Br J Anaesth 2008; 100: 780-6

Chapter in a book. The reference for an article forming part of a book should take the form:

Wildsmith JAW. Local anaesthetic agents. In: Aitkenhead AR, Smith G, Rowbotham DJ, eds. Textbook of Anaesthesia. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2007; 52-63

Electronic source (web site/web page):

Department of Health. Monthly Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease statistics 2002/0341 2002. Available from https://www.doh.gov.uk/cjd/stats/aug02.htm (accessed 30 March 2010)

Online journal article: Lander JA, Weltman BJ, So SS. EMLA and amethocaine for reduction of children’s pain associated with needle insertion. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006; 3: CD004236

Proceedings: O’Rourke K. Mixed means and medians: a unified approach to deal with disparate outcome summaries. Proceedings of the Symposium on Systematic Reviews: Pushing the Boundaries. Oxford: 2002; 49

Report: Royal College of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Radiologists. Sedation and Anaesthesia in Radiology. Report of a joint working party, London, 1992

Advance access article: Qiao D, Chen W, Stratagoules E, Martinez J. Bile acid-induced activation of activator protein-1 requires both extracellular signal-regulated kinase and protein kinase C signaling. J Biol Chem Advance Access published on May 19, 2000, doi:10.1074/jbc.M908890199