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Essential Surgery: Problems, Diagnosis and Management [Paperback]

H.George Burkitt , Clive R. G. Quick , Dennis T. Gatt , PHilip J. Deakin
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Nov 1989 0443035938 978-0443035937
In writing this book, the authors have tried to present a new approach to the subject of surgery. The book is written primarily for clinical students. It provides an exposition of the whole field of general surgery and urology suitable for clinical courses. It is also designed to be a practical manual for junior hospital doctors, up to the level of surgical SHO or junior surgical resident. In addition, it is intended to be a continuing reference text for doctors in other specialities, including general practice. The authors have tried to explain the pathophysiological basis of surgical diseases and of their management so as to bridge the gap between basic medical sciences and clinical problems. Also they have adopted a problem-solving rather than a disease-oriented approach to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, they have included information about epidemiology, disease prevention and the provision of health care and have also used much original illustrative material. This includes X-rays, photographs of clinical cases and pathological specimens, anatomical and operative diagrams, tables, flow charts and summaries of the text. A special design and page layout has been created, providing close integration of text and illustrations. Outlines of common surgical operations have been included and also a section on accident surgery related to the general surgeon. The authors also try to indicate the principles of how surgical disorders evolve and the effects of different forms of intervention at various stages.

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  • Paperback: 794 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone (Nov 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443035938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443035937
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,723,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent textbook ... which should be essential reading for medical students with any interest in surgery ... and for any interested surgeons in the early part of their career."Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of Englandwriting is clear, confident and there is no wastage of words ... refreshing tendency to use quite short sentences to convey the necessary information ... attractive layout with good summaries of the main points ... a splendid book that will be popular."(Source unknown)to read ... excellent layout makes for easy reading ... first class line diagrams ... no hesitation in recommending it."BMJstudent appeal."Guy's Gazette --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well I've passed all my surgery exams using it 10 Mar 2001
I bought this book whilst doing my junior surgery attachment (1995), as a medical student in Liverpool. I found this book so easy to read, I managed to read it cover-to-cover in two days (without getting bored). Now i'm on a surgical rotation in London about to take MRCS paper II and I still rely on it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for clinical students 22 Jun 2004
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This is a highly popular student text of surgical medicine. Along with the essential grisly photos there is also very well written text including the principles behind diseases and interventions. It gives a wide perspective on each disease beginning with the pathology and epidemiology before zooming in on presentation, investigations and treatment. The main points are highlighted and therefore you absorb useful information as you read it. The anatomy sections are suitably detailed but thankfully concise.
It is orientated towards clinical students and it makes a very good companion to an anatomy textbook for highlighting the most clinically relevant points.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This an excellent book for medical students and surgeons in training.Easy to read,explains the main surgical complications and gives an easy way of its management.My SHO'S and surgeons in training found very useful and helped them pass the MRCS exams.
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