Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery / Edition 13

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There are times when surgeons are confronted with emergency cases and action is required. There are also times when operations must be carried out in remote places with little or no access to sophisticated technological aids. In cases like these, 'Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery' has become the best-known source of information and advice in its field. Each chapter is written by a contributor with expertise in that particular subject and the whole text is profusely illustrated throughout. The result is a definitive source for the surgeon 'on the spot'.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the 13th edition of a reference textbook of trauma and emergency surgery initially published in 1936 by a noted surgeon in the United Kingdom.
Purpose: Provided is a "guide to emergency care spanning all surgical specialties."
Audience: The registrar, resident, or practitioner treating surgical problems in the emergency department including trauma and general surgical emergencies is an appropriate audience for this book. Editors and authors represent surgical authorities from throughout the British Empire.
Features: The book begins predictably with a discussion of principles of injury, initial triage, and resuscitation of the injured patient. Subsequent chapters focus on injuries according to anatomic region beginning from the head and proceeding through the torso and limbs. Separate sections describe pediatric, female, urologic, vascular, and orthopedic considerations. A final group of chapters describe acute surgical problems from tropical perspectives. Chapters are clearly written and highlight clinical pearls. Remarkably, no references are included. Black-and-white line drawings and flow diagrams reproduce well. Tables are also appropriately employed. Black-and-white photographs and reproduction of radiographs reproduce with adequate quality except for some of the concluding photographs in the tropical topics. The table of contents divides subject matter into chapters within larger subject headings. An appropriately sized index concludes.
Assessment: This is a worthwhile reference for the surgeon treating trauma and acute surgical problems arising in the emergency department. A broad perspective is employed. The general surgeon will be exposed to abdominal and typical resuscitation topics and experience the perspective of other specialists as well. Material presented is current, consistent with the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) approach to injury and emergency department surgical problems. The lack of references troubles me.
David J. Dries
This is the 12th edition of a hardbound manual describing care of surgical problems originating in the emergency department. The authors and editors create for the surgical student and trainee an introductory manual for the care of injury and various inflammatory problems seen in the emergency department. Included are acute emergencies involving subspecialties such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology. The junior house officer on the surgical service, frequently the initial consultant in the emergency department, is the appropriate audience for this book. The editors and authors represent senior figures in emergency surgery in the United Kingdom. This handsome, hardbound book is divided anatomically proceeding from head to toe with discussion of injury and acute inflammatory processes. Chapters are written in a straightforward manner and contain ample black-and-white illustrations and radiographs of good quality. Useful tables and flow charts are also provided. Remarkable in this manual, however, is the absence of source references for chapters in various areas. Thus, background information for the subjects described is unavailable to the reader. The table of contents reveals major content divisions, titles, and authors. The index included in this book provides adequate access to its content without specific reference to figures or tables. From the standpoint of content, depth, and scope, this is an appropriate reference for the first- or second-year surgical house officer. The more senior trainee or practitioner will be frustrated at the lack of reference material or details of operative procedures. Illustrations and tables provided are notable for their high quality.Nonetheless, without source documentation, this book can only be an appropriate tool for the junior trainee covering the emergency ward.
The 11th edition (1986) was cataloged under: Bailey, Hamilton. A classic guide (since 1930) to emergency care spanning all medical specialties, particularly useful for surgeons in training. It is noteworthy that neither HIV nor laparoscopy were considered issues in emergency surgery in previous editions. This evolution in practice is matched by textual changes which include 25 new authors and 50 chapters either new or completely rewritten. Thoroughly illustrated in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340763803
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Arnold Publications Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 11.03 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

General Principles
General responses to injury & acute illness
Fluid, electrolytes and nutrition
Respiratory failure
Respiratory emergencies
Cardiac emergencies
Bleeding disorders and blood transfusion
Disaster management (at the scene, rescue and ATLS)
Pre-op assessment & principles of post-operative care
Wounds, including war injuries
Burns and grafting
Infections and AIDS
Head and neck
Head injuries
Intracranial compression and sepsis
The spine
Face, jaws, mouth and teeth
Eye and orbit
The neck
Ear, nose and throat
Thoracic injury and sepsis
Heart and great vessels
Laparotomy and wound management
Resection and anastomosis of bowel
Intraperitoneal sepsis
The abdominal wall
The stomach
Perforated and obstructed peptic ulcer
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding
The hepato-biliary tree
Acute pancreatitis
Small bowel and related structures
Acute appendicitis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal obstruction: general principles
Small bowel obstruction
Large bowel obstruction
Strangulated external hernia
Abdominal trauma
Emergency laparoscopy
Perineal wounds and sepsis
Emergency surgery in children
Emergencies in the newborn
Emergencies in the older child
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecological emergencies
Obstetric emergencies
Access to the urinary tract
Upper urinary tract obstruction
Lower urinary tract obstruction
Upper urinary tract trauma
Lower urinary tract trauma
Genital emergencies
Acute urinary tract bleeding & infection
Exposure of blood vessels
Venous emergencies
Arterial emergencies
Crit ical ischaemia
Fractures and bone infections
Nerves injuries
Ligaments and joints
Injuries of the hand
Infections of the hand and foot
General management
Snake bite & other envenomations.
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