Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Edwin A. Deitch, 365 pp, with illus, paper, $39.95, ISBN 0-397-51393-3, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
This compact paperback, agreeably light in weight, is intended, its editor states, as a "useful learning and teaching resource for medical students with an interest in surgery, surgical house staff, and attendings."
The text, concise and easily mastered, deals with only techniques, routines, and tools of general surgeons, not with diseases. Thus, the reader consecutively learns about "Preparing the Patient" (for operation), "Instrumentation and Operative Skills," "Techniques in the Intensive Care Unit," and "Surgical Etiquette and Roundmanship."
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