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The classic surgery text edited by Lazar Greenfield, Michael Mulholland, and colleagues is in its new Fourth Edition—thoroughly revised by a new editorial team and now illustrated in full color throughout. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all types of surgery and continues Greenfield's widely acclaimed tradition of integrating basic science with clinical practice.

This edition has three new editors—cancer specialist Gerard Doherty, trauma/critical care specialist Ronald Maier, and vascular surgeon Gilbert Upchurch, Jr. Coverage of cancer and trauma surgery has been greatly expanded and new chapters on vascular diagnostics, endovascular treatment of disease, and venous disease have been added.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Alvin M. Cotlar
Greenfield's textbook Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practices is a spectacular and ambitious academic work.
Journal of American Medical Association
David J. Dries
This is the second edition of a multiauthored textbook and review book covering the scope and practice of surgery. The editors have created a tool for the student and practitioner of surgery that provides an overview of the field. In a specialty that contains many products of this type, this text is clearly competitive. Surgeons of all levels of experience may benefit from this work. The editorial group is based at the University of Michigan, but authorship spreads throughout major medical centers in the United States. This handsome, hardbound book is divided into two parts. The first includes scientific reviews of wound biology, inflammatory mediators, immunology, the management of trauma and transplantation. The second part provides an overview of surgical practice according to anatomic region and specialty. Discussion of each organ or organ system begins with an overview of anatomy and physiology followed by benign and malignant states. Adult and pediatric considerations are included along with a brief overview of musculoskeletal, neurologic, genitourinary, and reconstructive surgery. Chapters are highlighted by tables and flow diagrams summarizing key points. References are used inconsistently; in some chapters references date to the year of publication for the first edition of this text. The table of contents gives a clear division of the anatomy, and a detailed index with separate citations for figures is provided. The softbound review book contains over 1,000 multiple choice questions formatted to parallel content in the parent text. Interactive software is added for either PC or Mac applications. This book has been updated and improved from the first edition. Thewriting style and publication format provide a user-friendly tool to the reader. There is overlap among the chapters, particularly early in the text, which could be avoided. Nonetheless, with its softbound review volume, Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice is an excellent value for the student of surgery.
Gabriel A. Lorenzo
This textbook of surgery covers multispecialty surgical topics in a unique fashion, intertwining in a comprehensive manner recent advances of basic science knowledge. The author's objective is to provide a balanced textbook of surgery covering scientific principles and clinical practice. This book is aimed at all levels of individuals interested in the field of surgery: students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons. General surgeons will find a wealth of information, including excellent bibliographic references in other surgical specialties. The quality and pertinence of the illustrations are more than adequate and are easy to follow. Most of the references are recent and pertinent. Tables, figures, radiographs, and CT scans are of good quality. Color plates 1 to 3 are of excellent quality, but their placement away from their citation is confusing. The index and table of contents provide easy access to information that is needed. The overall appearance of the book is excellent. The book is divided into 2 parts. Part 1, Scientific Principles, covers state-of-the-art Cell Structure and Function, to the most recent advances in Immunology and Organ Preservation, to individual review of Organ Transplants. Part 2 is a comprehensive review of surgical practice. Personally, I would like to have this reference work at hand. The book is highly recommended for attending surgeons, residents, and students. In a companion Review book, the author tried to produce high quality multiple choice questions about the companion text. The questions in the review book are useful and provide a comprehensive review of the companion text. A unique feature of the answer section is the inclusionof page numbers from the companion text to refer to if additional information is needed.
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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the third edition of a comprehensive textbook covering the basic science and clinical work of general surgery and related surgical specialties.
Purpose: A balance of new science, technology and clinical practice of surgery is provided to the reader.
Audience: From professors to junior clerks, anyone interested in surgical disciplines may benefit from this work. The editor and authors include noted authorities and promising investigators from the University of Michigan and other institutions throughout North America.
Features: This handsome tome is divided into 23 chapters. After a collection of reviews of topics common to the work of surgeons including hemostasis, wound healing, inflammation, shock and critical care, the reader is treated to a discussion of surgical practice broken down by anatomic region or organ system. Each region is described by chapters covering anatomy, physiology, neoplasia and inflammatory conditions for the area of interest. Pediatric considerations are also discussed in a series of chapters. Contributions are well written and beautifully illustrated. Currency of references varies among authors but some chapters include citations dating within one to two years of publication. A table of contents organizes chapters according to organ system while the subject index includes separate citations for figures and tables.
Assessment: This edition is a worthy successor to its predecessors. The editors have included a great many new authors while maintaining the quality for which this book is known. Little attempt is made to depart from the previous successful formula; in fact some chapters are unchanged. Nonetheless, this will remain a favorite of students of surgery at all levels.
New edition of a text on surgery that balances scientific principles and clinical practice. Editor-in-chief Greenfield (U. of Michigan Medical School) assembles contributions from 203 authors, many of them young, with fresh, pragmatic approaches. The initial section covers basic topics such as cell biology, metabolism, inflammation, immunology, and wound healing. Subsequent chapters discuss surgical practice and cover the head and neck; esophagus; stomach and duodenum; small intestine; pancreas; liver and portal venous system; gallbladder and bilary tract; colon, rectum, and anus; hernia, acute abdomen, and spleen; surgical endocrinology; thorax; cardiovascular, arterial, musculoskeletal, venous and lymphatic, nervous, and genitourinary systems; pediatrics; and skin and soft tissue. Illustrated with line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781756242
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 2277

Table of Contents


  2. Cell Structure and Function
  3. Substrate Metabolism in Surgery
  4. Nutrition and Metabolism
  5. Wound Healing
  6. Hemostasis
  7. Inflammation
  8. Surgical Infections
  9. Shock
  10. Critical Care
  11. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance
  12. Burns
  13. Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  14. Cancer
  15. Evidence Based Surgery
  16. Quality Assessment in Surgery


    Section A. Trauma
    Section B. Transplantation
    Section C. Head and Neck
    Section D. Esophagus
    Section E. Stomach and Duodenum
    Section F. Small Intestine
    Section G. Pancreas
    Section H. Hepatobiliary and Portal Venous System
    Section I. Colon, Rectum, and Anus
    Section J. Hernia, Acute Abdomen, and Spleen
    Section K. Surgical Endocrinology
    Section L. Lung Neoplasms
    Section M. Arterial System
    Section N. Venous System
    Section O. Pediatrics
    Section P. Musculoskeletal System
    Section Q. Nervous System
    Section R. Genitourinary System
    Section S. Skin and Soft Tissue

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