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Book and Media Reviews
December 12, 2012

Current Surgical Therapy

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliations: Metropolitan Surgical Associates and Department of Surgery, Mercy Hospital, Chicago, Illinois (djk1956@msn.com).

JAMA. 2012;308(22):2407-2408. doi:10.1001/jama.308.22.2407-b

For any general surgeon trained during the last 3 decades, Current Surgical Therapy needs no introduction. This tenth edition stays true to the text's classic short-chapter format, with each chapter generally consisting of 5 pages or less. Collectively, these chapters cover the breadth of general surgery, with a focus on treatment. Like the ninth edition, the new text contains 270 chapters; however, nearly every chapter boasts new authorship. Of the 14 new chapters, 3 are in the “Minimally Invasive Surgery” section. Additionally, the text contains a new 3-chapter section on the evolving experience with natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.

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