This textbook is an introduction and guide to undergraduate surgery. It has been a bestseller since its first edition in 2001.
The philosophy of this book is to focus on the level of knowledge and the approach that would be expected of the better students reaching the end of their undergraduate training. Avoiding a book that is too cumbersome, we have tried to make this volume readable and enjoyable, using various techniques to help the reader remember key facts: the text has been deliberately written in a tutorial-like story format as opposed to a set of lists, since this makes it easier to understand and remember.
In addition to general surgery, the book contains sections on trauma, orthopaedics, urology and ENT, making it the only comprehensive textbook for medical students wishing to learn top tips in surgery.
Subjects that are poorly covered in other main texts — such as fluid balance management and minor surgical procedures — are dealt with in a tutorial fashion in this book, and there is a section on how to problem-solve even in the context of areas unknown to the student.
This book is useful for medical students and also for junior doctors during their day-to-day working lives, as well as those coming up to postgraduate exams.
Each chapter is written by an authoritative author, alongside the book editors, and they have ensured it remains in the spirit of the bestselling previous editions.
- Surgical Talk (Andy Goldberg and Gerry Stansby)
- Fluid Balance and Parenteral Nutrition (Ian Nesbitt)
- Pre- and Postoperative Management (Ian Nesbitt and Andy Goldberg)
- Trauma, Shock, Head Injuries and Burns (Peter Smitham and Andy Goldberg)
- Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas (Richard Charnley)
- Disorders of the Oesophagus, Stomach and Duodenum (Sarah Robinson and S Michael Griffin)
- Small Intestine and Colon (Alan Horgan)
- Rectum and Anus (Alan Horgan)
- The Acute Abdomen (Jeremy French)
- Breast Surgery (Tom Lennard)
- Lumps in the Head, Neck and Skin (Monica Hansrani)
- Hernias (Andy Goldberg and Gerry Stansby)
- Vascular Disease (Gerry Stansby)
- Urology (Jonathan Glass)
- Orthopaedics (Peter Smitham and Andy Goldberg)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (Philip Yates, Michael Oko and Ashraf Morgan)
- The Exam (Andy Goldberg, Gerry Stansby and Ben Bannerjee)
Readership: Third, fourth and final year undergraduates (UK), medical students form countries with similar training to the UK (such as Singapore, Australia, South Africa, India and Pakistan), junior doctors, professions allied to medicine, e.g. physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and specialist nurses.