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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Linda Druelinger, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book attempts to provide a reference for the emergency and family physician caring for lacerations, wounds, and minor injuries.
Purpose: The author attempts to provide a book that serves as a foundation for the physician caring for wounds and minor injuries. Although the objective is good, the text is rather basic and superficial in several areas, making it more appropriate for the student or resident.
Audience: The book, which covers a variety of topics related to lacerations, wounds, and minor injuries (anesthesia, anatomy, suture types), is perhaps best suited to the student level. It provides a good overview of wound care principles.
Features: The book contains many color and black-and-white illustrations. The illustrations are appropriate and clearly labeled. The table of contents and index are well organized and easily followed. The references are up-to-date and appropriate.
Assessment: This book provides a good overview of the basics involved in the care of lacerations, wounds, and minor injuries. Because much of the content is basic and somewhat superficial, it is perhaps better for the student rather than for the practicing emergency physician.