Many residents buy and use this handbook as a convenient source of data on dosages, interactions, and contraindications. This edition adds data on recent drugs and several new tables. It is intended to provide a reference suitable for the operating room and sized to fit a scrub gown pocket. Although the book is general and may be used by any practitioners, its most likely users are residents and student nurse anesthetists. Experienced practitioners may well find it useful as a data source for less frequently used anesthetic drugs. The book is organized alphabetically by generic name; one to three pages is given to each drug. A special section is devoted to volatile anesthetics. An extensive index includes most of the trade names. The type and layout of the book make it easy to use. The book is sure to be a success in the marketplace. Its strengths and weaknesses are similar to the first edition. It does not cover the nonanesthetic drugs (e.g., antihypertensives like linisopril) with anesthetic implications, so practitioners will need other sources of data. But what it does, it does well. It is just enough larger than its predecessor to take up all of most scrub pockets.