Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms & Signs of Surgical Disease, Fifth Edition

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The fourth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated to ensure it continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination. Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three new authors bring their specialised knowledge and experience to complement the book's much-praised clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the general principles of surgery. The authors have updated all chapters in line with current developments. Amended sections include Muscles, ...

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Overview

The fourth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated to ensure it continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination. Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three new authors bring their specialised knowledge and experience to complement the book's much-praised clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the general principles of surgery. The authors have updated all chapters in line with current developments. Amended sections include Muscles, tendons, bones & joints as well as The breast, where the terms describing benign breast disease and the classification of cancer staging have been fully revised. The book's numerous illustrations have also been fully updated, with many new photographs showing the more subtle surgical signs and demonstrating new approaches to surgical examination. There is also a greater emphasis on the doctor- patient relationship and patient confidentiality.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a lavishly illustrated British physical diagnosis book for surgeons. Purchase of the book entitles the buyer to obtain the ebook version, thus assuring portability. The previous edition was published in 2005, thus a new edition is timely. This is not an area that changes rapidly, but new information is clearly available and incorporated appropriately.
Purpose: The first edition was written by a British surgeon with the aim of helping medical students learn how to take a full history and conduct a full clinical examination of patients with surgical disease. The fifth edition remains true to this original goal. The book is meant to be affordable, and the didactic material is well served by duplication in ebook format (without further enhancements). The ebook is intended to provide portability and the ability to highlight information.
Audience: The audience is medical students. It will serve as a valuable reference for surgical residents and trainees at all levels. As with many British books, there is a wealth of information on tropical disease, which will be welcomed by fully trained surgeons doing surgical volunteerism in underserved areas. The editors and authors are all highly credible authorities.
Features: The book begins with excellent material on how to take a history and assess the overall clinical situation, including the overall appearance and mien of the patient. Successive chapters cover systems, emergency conditions, and parts of the body as appropriate. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with color photographs and line drawings. The color photographs and scope of conditions illustrated is extraordinary.
Assessment: This is an excellent book that amply fulfills its promise of providing information for medical students. It also will be useful to trainees in surgery and to practitioners going to underserved areas. It is most nearly comparable with another British book, Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery (CRC Press), currently undergoing revision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444146035
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2014
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 828,796
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

History Taking and Examination

The Heart, Lungs and Pleura

The Brain, CNS and Peripheral Nerves

The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

The Symptoms, Signs and Emergency Management of Major Injuries

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Bones and Joints of the Upper Limbs (Including Hands)

Bones and Joints of the Lower Limbs (Including Feet)

The Spine and Pelvis

The Arteries, Veins and Lymphatics

The Mouth, Tongue and Lips

The Neck and Salivary Glands

The Breast

The Abdominal Wall, Herniae and the Umbilicus

The Abdomen

The Rectum and Anal Canal

The Kidneys, Urinary Tract and Prostate

The External Genitalia

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