There are internal inconsistencies or discrepancies between sources throughout the book, which may have valid explanations that are clear to experienced practitioners but often are unacknowledged for the uninitiated. For instance, local anesthetics are described as amide based (including lidocaine) and administered IV, or ester based and applied topically. The statement, “The most commonly used amide agent is lidocaine administered by the topical route… or the IV,” follows. Conflicting results are sometimes presented without explanation or critical appraisal. The author states “diazepam has proven safe and effective” just after reporting, from a study using a lower dose, that its “adverse effects stimulated a search for alternatives,” and followed by another study, where in the setting of elevated intracranial pressure, diazepam caused significant hemodynamic instability. He goes on to say that midazolam “was associated with significant cardiovascular compromise,” followed by a statement that midazolam is the most commonly used benzodiazepine for induction, with only “occasional hypotension.” A more useful approach would have been to explore the bases for these discrepancies and strive to reconcile contradictory findings. This would have allowed the author to provide specific indications, an issue only partially addressed in the clinical scenarios.