Lecture Notes on General Surgery

Lecture Notes on General Surgery

by Harold Ellis, Roy Yorke Calne
     
 

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The tenth edition of Lecture Notes on General Surgery continues to be a concise, best-selling textbook of surgery, which has helped hundreds of thousands of students pass finals. In addition, many MRCS candidates now use the book as a rapid revision aid on the principles of surgery. This edition has been completely revised and updated.  See more details below

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The tenth edition of Lecture Notes on General Surgery continues to be a concise, best-selling textbook of surgery, which has helped hundreds of thousands of students pass finals. In addition, many MRCS candidates now use the book as a rapid revision aid on the principles of surgery. This edition has been completely revised and updated.

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Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book introduces medical students and junior house officers to the principles of common surgical conditions.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss the core knowledge necessary for final exams and MRCS exams in Great Britain. It includes most clinical problems where intervention is necessary and is written at an introductory level for students and junior house officers.
Audience: The audience is medical students and junior house officers.
Features: This is a tenth edition of a well-established textbook. Each chapter has been revised and updated to reflect new developments. There are new chapters on preoperative patient management and surgical strategies. The book is intended to be a syllabus to briefly include all of the important facts of general surgery. In addition to general surgery, it includes urologic, thoracic, neurosurgical and transplantation principles as well. There are 46 chapters. Each chapter is three to 20 pages long. There is a new, unique chapter on surgical strategy, which includes a description of how to present a case as a student. Each chapter covers the basic anatomy and pathophysiology of a disease as well as how to establish a diagnosis and treat that disease. There are occasional tables and figures, and the general principles are stressed.
Assessment: This book accomplishes the general objective of discussing the principles of common surgical problems. It covers core knowledge very well and is particularly good for helping students to organize their fund of knowledge in a useful form in preparation for application of that knowledge in treating a disease. The vast majority of the chapters are well written. The pediatric surgical sections, for example, are very concise. I found them very informative and feel that they would be very useful to students studying pediatric surgical problems. One particularly nice aspect of the book is the inclusion of a differential diagnosis for different sets of symptoms. Another nice aspect of this book is its frequent reference to the origin of named entities in surgery. I found it very informative to know a little bit about the associated physician and date that the problem was described for well-known named syndromes, named diseases and maneuvers. This is a well-assembled book that would be excellent for medical students learning the general principles of surgery.
From the Publisher
Published Reviews of the 8th edition

".a short but clear overview of all general surgical and urological topics in fifty chapters."
Barts, Queen Mary and Westfield College

"[The book] covers the fundamentals of general surgery, but also encompasses thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, urology and transplantation. Chapters are set out in a logical manner and frequently include notes on embryological development when appropriate. A strength of this volume is that information is provided by a mixture of lists and text; the book frequently uses the surgical "sieve aproach" which students find helpful for revision purposes."
British Journal of Surgery

Published Reviews of the 10th edition

"Each subject is covered in ample detail and in an excellent format for consolidating knowledge that may have been acquired from broader reading and clinical experience.

.this is one of those books that every medical student should refer to when they begin their surgical attachment."
Cambridge Medicine, Volume 18 No 1, Autumn 2003

Published Reviews of the 10th Edition

"The key to its sucess is the objective of its authors- to set out briefly the important facts and fundamentals in a logical manner.

.This edition has succeeded in achieving these aims without the need for a signficant increase in number of pages or the introduction of colour, and is complemented with some excellent and simple line diagrams.

.I am sure this 10th edition will emain popular with its targeted audience- medical students- and will provide them a very handy revision text."

British Journal of Surgery 2003

Published Reviews of the 10th Edition

"It covers core knowledge very well and is particularly good for helping students to organize their fund of knowledge in a useful form in preparation for application of that knowledge in treating a disease.

.This is a well-assembled book that would be excellent for medical students learning the general principles of surgery."

Bruce E.Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)

"The 'Lecture Notes' series has once again produced an excellent, informative and comprehensive revision aide for clinical surgery in the form of this book...Each subject is covered in ample detail and in an excellent format for consolidating knowledge that may have been acquired from broader reading and clinical experience.

...this is one of those books that every medical student should refer to when they begin their surgical attachment."

Cambridge Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, Autumn 2003

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632010776
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages:
474

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