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The fourth edition of this essential textbook continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination.
Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three additional authors bring their specialized knowledge and experience to complement the book's clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the general principles of surgery. The fourth edition includes revised content on muscles, tendons, bones, and joints and further updates in the breast chapter describe benign breast disease and the classification of cancer staging.
This edition includes numerous illustrations, with additional photographs showing the more subtle surgical signs and demonstrating new approaches to surgical examination. The authors also place a greater emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship and patient confidentiality.
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the fourth edition
1 History taking and clinical examination
2 The symptoms, signs and emergency management of major injuries
3 The skin and subcutaneous tissues
4 Muscles, tendons, bones and joints
5 Conditions peculiar to the hands
6 Conditions peculiar to the feet
7 The arteries, veins and lymphatics
8 General and facial appearance
9 The salivary glands
10 The mouth
11 The neck
12 The breast
13 The external genitalia
14 Abdominal wall, herniae, and the umbilicus
15 The abdomen
16 The kidneys, urinary tract and prostate
17 The rectum and anal canal