Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery 26E


Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery remains one of the world's pre-eminent medical textbooks, beloved by generations of surgeons, with lifetime sales in excess of one million copies. Under the guidance of the eminent editors, the expert team of contributors have revised and updated the material throughout while retaining those features praised in previous editions.

The content is sub-divided into parts for ease of reference. Sections devoted to the underlying ...

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Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery remains one of the world's pre-eminent medical textbooks, beloved by generations of surgeons, with lifetime sales in excess of one million copies. Under the guidance of the eminent editors, the expert team of contributors have revised and updated the material throughout while retaining those features praised in previous editions.

The content is sub-divided into parts for ease of reference. Sections devoted to the underlying principles of surgical practice, investigation and diagnosis, and pre-operative care are followed by chapters covering all aspects of surgical trauma. The remainder of the book considers each of the surgical specialties in turn, from elective orthopaedics through skin, head, and neck, breast and endocrine, cardiothoracic and vascular, abdominal and genitourinary to transplantation.

Key features:

  • Authoritative — emphasises the importance of effective clinical examination and soundly based surgical principles while taking account throughout of the latest developments in surgical practice
  • Current — text and illustrations fully revised with brand new chapters on patient safety, day care surgery (outpatient), and bariatric surgery
  • Readable — preserves the clear, direct writing style, uncluttered by technical jargon, that has proved so popular in previous editions
  • User-friendly — numerous photographs, explanatory line diagrams, learning objectives, summary boxes, biographical footnotes and memorable anecdotes support and enhance the textual descriptions

This 26th edition retains a wide appeal among all those studying surgery, from undergraduate medical students to those in preparation for their postgraduate surgical examinations. In addition, its high standing and reputation for unambiguous advice continue to make it the first point of reference for many practising surgeons.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"… superb new edition … has a thoroughly modem feel. Each chapter is written by recognised experts in the field, and the writing is clear and well structured. … well illustrated with radiographs, coloured line diagrams and photographs. … In short, this book encapsulates in one volume all that is required for a trainee surgeon approaching an examination in surgery in general and for a general surgeon whose practice crosses subspecialty boundaries."
—Royal College of Surgeons England

" … extremely good and easy to read … covers a huge amount of content, includes many cutting edge details that clinicians are currently using. This book is well-presented with many good diagrams and clinical pictures. Highly Commended."
—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the 26th edition of a comprehensive textbook of surgery originating in the United Kingdom.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a surgery textbook with a heavy emphasis on teaching illustrations.
Audience: Students of surgery at all levels are an appropriate audience for this work, which reflects the contributions of senior surgeons.
Features: The 81 chapters are grouped into 12 major parts, with a smaller 13th part on transplantation. Principles of surgery, including metabolism, management of shock, wound care, clinical research, and ethics begins the book. Imaging, perioperative care, and trauma are discussed in the next three parts. Later sections focus on specific organ systems and include orthopedics, head and neck, breast and endocrine surgery, vascular disorders, the abdomen and its contents. A large group of chapters describes genitourinary conditions. Transplantation and gynecology receive only one chapter each. Chapter presentations are eloquent and clear, and include textboxes and tables to summarize content. Illustrations and line drawings are in color and are of excellent quality. Photographs, also in color, have excellent resolution. Chapters have only brief reference lists, which are not supplemented by online material. In some chapters, only websites and books are cited, while other chapters contain a small number of citations from primary literature. A highly detailed subject index makes separate note of figures, tables, and content boxes, while a brief appendix describes common instruments in general surgery.
Assessment: This book can be strongly recommended for the clarity of its presentation and the high quality of its illustrations. Concerns are uneven topic coverage, short reference lists, which sometimes include only secondary literature, and limited detail on new technical strategies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444121278
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 26
  • Pages: 1530
  • Sales rank: 932,715
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman S. Williams MS FRCS, Prof. of Surgery and Director of the Centre for Academic Surgery at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Christopher J.K. Bulstrode MCh FRCS(Orth), Professor and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, UK
P. Ronan O'Connell MD FRCSI FRCS(Glasg), Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
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Table of Contents

Metabolic Response to Injury
Shock and Blood Transfusion
Wounds, Tissue Repair and Scars
Surgical Infection
Surgery in the Tropics
Principles of Paediatric Surgery
Principles of Oncology
Surgical Audit and Clinical Research
Patient Safety
Investigation and Diagnosis
Diagnostic Imaging
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Tissue Diagnosis
Perioperative Care
Pre-Operative Preparation
Anaesthesia and Pain Relief
Care in the Operating Room
Perioperative Management of the High-Risk Surgical Patient
Nutrition and Fluid Therapy
Basic Surgical Skills and Anastomoses
Principles of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Postoperative Care
Daycare Surgery
Introduction to Trauma
Early Assessment and Management of Trauma
Emergency Neurosurgery
Neck and Spine
Maxillofacial Trauma
Torso Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Disaster Surgery
Elective Orthopaedics
History Taking and Clinical Examination in Musculoskeletal Disease
Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries
The Spine
Upper Limb
Hip and Knee
Foot and Ankle
Muskuloskeletal Tumours
Infection of the Bones and Joints
Paediatric Orthopaedics
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Head and Neck
Elective Neurosurgery
The Eye and Orbit
Cleft Lip and Palate, and Other Developmental Abnormalities
The Nose and Sinuses
The Ear
Pharynx, Larynx and Neck
Oropharyngeal Cancer
Disorders of the Salivary Glands
Breast and Endocrine
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Adrenal and Other Endocrine Disorders
The Breast
Cardiac Surgery
The Thorax
Arterial Disorders
Venous Disorders
Lymphatic Disorders
History and Examination of the Abdomen
The Abdominal Wall and Hernias
The Peritoneum, Omentum, Mesentery and Retroperitoneal Space
The Oesophagus
Stomach and Duodenum
Bariatric Surgery
The Liver
The Spleen
The Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts
The Pancreas
The Small and Large Intestines
Intestinal Obstruction
The Vermiform Appendix
The Rectum
The Anus and Anal Canal
Urinary Symptoms and Investigations
The Kidney and Ureters
The Urinary Bladder
The Prostate and Seminal Vesicles
The Urethra and Penis
Testis and Scrotum

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