Description: This is the fourth edition of a well written book covering all aspects of minor surgery. The illustrations and photos of the procedures make the book easy to follow. The last edition was published in1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide to minor surgical procedures for the primary care practitioner, a worthy objective that this book accomplishes.
Audience: The information is presented at a level appropriate to the needs of the primary care physicians who are the audience.
Features: The author's step-by-step approach is so well written that it makes the procedures appear simple. He covers the setup, instruments needed, procedural tips, even the type of anesthesia needed. The author masterfully combines his instructions and the illustrations that demonstrate them. The color illustrations bring the instructions to life.
Assessment: This is a tremendous reference and learning tool. It is a must for any primary care practitioner like myself who performs a lot of outpatient procedures. This is thus far the best guide of its kind in this field and a needed update from the prior edition.