Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
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Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery

by Norman Williams
     
 

Baily and Love's Short Practice of Surgery is one of the world's preeminent medical textbooks. The new 24th edition introduces several innovations while retaining those essential features that are a hallmark of the "Bailey and Love" style. The text presents a comprehensive coverage of general surgery, with new key information boxes in addition to core

Overview

Baily and Love's Short Practice of Surgery is one of the world's preeminent medical textbooks. The new 24th edition introduces several innovations while retaining those essential features that are a hallmark of the "Bailey and Love" style. The text presents a comprehensive coverage of general surgery, with new key information boxes in addition to core material. Extensive 4-color illustrations reinforce clinical messages, and the book's famous aphorisms and biographies of prominent pioneers of surgery are entirely updated for this new edition. Features include: *An orthopedic section entirely updated with new 4-color halftones and line drawings
• Learning objectives listed at the beginning of every chapter
• All historical footnotes are entirely updated, plus there is additional new material of interest
• More consistent use of pedagogic features plus additional information boxes and chapter summaries
• Editors and contributing authors of international repute who are also recognized for their skills in teaching and communication
• Chapters extent adjusted to reflect relative balance between surgical specialties

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Seventy years on from its first edition, Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery goes from strength to strength. This 24th edition is compiled by over 80 experts in their field, is well laid out and a pleasure to read. It is comprehensive and highly relevant, combining the basic principles of surgery with the latest developments.

- January 2005
Surgeon's News

Helpfully, each chapter includes learning objectives and key information boxes to add to the core text material. These features combined with a multitude of relevant colour photographs have resulted in a textbook that is pleasingly easy and enjoyable to read. As ever it will have a wide appeal to undergraduates, as a basic text for MCRS candidates through to those of us dipping in as a reference text.
ENT News

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This 24th edition of a British-based surgery textbook updates the content to include several new chapters relating to parasitic disease, daily care of the surgical patient, and an expanded history taking section.
Purpose: The original purpose was to provide a clearly written textbook that is fun to read. In this update, the authors make an attempt to make it more relevant and comprehensive in the areas they thought important.
Audience: Anyone practicing or in training for general or specialty surgery is an audience for this book.
Features: The book's 81 chapters begin with learning objectives related to the surgical topic. The initial portion of the book deals with general topics in surgery, including general principles, wound healing, surgical skills, imaging, etc. Other sections focus on specific surgical specialties including traditional general surgery, urology, pediatric surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopedic, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and head and neck cancer surgery. There are many diagrams, photographs, and radiographs throughout the text. Numerous highlighted text boxes summarize key facts and concepts.
Assessment: This book accomplishes the objective of the authors to create a comprehensive book that is clear and fun to read. It is, in fact, well written and describes classical presentations of diseases, providing significant diagnostic and therapeutic information. It can be described as a broad survey of surgical disease and various treatments rather than an in-depth look. The color diagrams are of very high quality and include excellent, descriptive pictures. For example, in the section on parasitology, the diagrams provide an instant image of the life cycle of a parasite and its treatment. Color histology slides are also of very high quality and useful. The text boxes appear on practically every page and contribute significantly to content. I read the parasitology chapter in detail and it was interesting reading and informative, even though these diseases are not commonly seen in this country. One nice feature is the fact that the book gives reference to the origin of named syndromes and unusual words. Thus, for example, Lariche Syndrome contains a reference to Renee Lariche, his date of birth and death, his location when he described the syndrome and what date it was described. A particularly nice aspect of this book is the inclusion of many photos of clinical cases from Third World sources showing advanced and unusual diseases rarely seen at the stage demonstrated in the United States or Great Britain. I liked this book because it was so nice to read and gave a general overview of areas of practice.
Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD(University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This 24th edition of a British-based surgery textbook updates the content to include several new chapters relating to parasitic disease, daily care of the surgical patient, and an expanded history taking section.
Purpose: The original purpose was to provide a clearly written textbook that is fun to read. In this update, the authors make an attempt to make it more relevant and comprehensive in the areas they thought important.
Audience: Anyone practicing or in training for general or specialty surgery is an audience for this book.
Features: The book's 81 chapters begin with learning objectives related to the surgical topic. The initial portion of the book deals with general topics in surgery, including general principles, wound healing, surgical skills, imaging, etc. Other sections focus on specific surgical specialties including traditional general surgery, urology, pediatric surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopedic, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and head and neck cancer surgery. There are many diagrams, photographs, and radiographs throughout the text. Numerous highlighted text boxes summarize key facts and concepts.
Assessment: This book accomplishes the objective of the authors to create a comprehensive book that is clear and fun to read. It is, in fact, well written and describes classical presentations of diseases, providing significant diagnostic and therapeutic information. It can be described as a broad survey of surgical disease and various treatments rather than an in-depth look. The color diagrams are of very high quality and include excellent, descriptive pictures. For example, in the section on parasitology, the diagrams provide an instant image of the life cycle of a parasite and its treatment. Color histology slides are also of very high quality and useful. The text boxes appear on practically every page and contribute significantly to content. I read the parasitology chapter in detail and it was interesting reading and informative, even though these diseases are not commonly seen in this country. One nice feature is the fact that the book gives reference to the origin of named syndromes and unusual words. Thus, for example, Lariche Syndrome contains a reference to Renee Lariche, his date of birth and death, his location when he described the syndrome and what date it was described. A particularly nice aspect of this book is the inclusion of many photos of clinical cases from Third World sources showing advanced and unusual diseases rarely seen at the stage demonstrated in the United States or Great Britain. I liked this book because it was so nice to read and gave a general overview of areas of practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340808191
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1376
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

R.C.G. Russell, MS, FRCS
Consulting Surgeon, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

N. S. Williams MS, FRCS
Professor of Surgery and Director of the Academic Department of
Surgery, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Royal London Hospital, London, UK

C.J.K. Bulstrode, MA, FRCS
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

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