From one generation to the next, surgeons pass down the practice of surgery through the surgical residency system developed by William Stewart Halsted. Training with a particular surgeon or surgeons forms a common bond among those in the profession, even among those of different generations. After all, the surgical residency is still in large part an apprenticeship. The first edition of Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations was published more than a half-century ago. In this ninth edition, Robert M. Zollinger Jr and E. Christopher Ellison—sons of the famous duo who first described Zollinger-Ellison syndrome—capture that generational transfer of surgical technique and anatomy in a beautifully illustrated atlas of modern surgical procedures.
Kacey DJ. Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations. JAMA. 2011;305(18):1913-1917. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.611