The seventh edition of this classic textbook of surgery, now in its 30th year of publication, has been extensively revised and updated and is bound to stay at the top of the list of favorite surgical titles. With its balanced treatment of basic and specialized surgical areas, it is a comprehensive reference for all questions on surgical practice. Illustrations show important steps of procedures, and the editorial contributors have earned praise for their expertise. This book is also used in preparing for board and recertification exams.
This textbook, which outlines the pathophysiology and treatment options of surgical diseases, is currently in its sixth edition. The previous edition was published in 1989. The authors present surgical knowledge based on normal and abnormal physiology, thereby making treatment for various diseases easily understandable and logical. The stated audience includes medical students, surgeons-in-training, and practicing physicians. Although medical students may find this book too detailed and long for use during a surgical clerkship, it is most valuable to surgical residents who need a broad understanding of disease states and treatments. It is also an excellent review for practicing surgeons. The book is organized into "Basic Considerations" and "Specific Considerations. The first section covers a wide range of topics, such as shock, oncology, and incorporating basic science and how it applies to the surgical patient. The second section is organized by organ systems. Each chapter starts with the anatomy and physiology of the particular organ, and then describes disease states and therapy. Many of the numerous illustrations demonstrate the relevant surgical procedures. Multiple references are provided in each chapter and often include both classical and recent papers. This textbook has long been a staple of surgical education. Approximately half of the chapters in this sixth edition are by new contributors, and the rest of the chapters have been revised. The addition of minimally invasive surgery techniques and their application to various diseases is predominantly new to this edition. It remains an outstanding textbook on general surgery.