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November 24, 1999

SurgeryPrinciples of Surgery Principles of Surgery Companion Handbook

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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Principles of Surgery, edited by Seymour I. Schwartz, 7th ed, 2273 pp, with illus, $115, ISBN 0-070954256-2, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1999.


Principles of Surgery Companion Handbook, edited by Seymour I. Schwartz, 7th ed, 1118 pp, with illus, paper, $34, ISBN 0-07-058085-5, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1999.

JAMA. 1999;282(20):1974-1975. doi:10.1001/jama.282.20.1974-JBK1124-4-1

The seventh and newest edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is, like its predecessors, an authoritative work of substantial academic merit. The editors have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who demonstrate unquestioned mastery of the basic and clinical science of their areas of interest.

The book is organized in a traditional format, beginning with general principles of pathology and physiology, then focusing on organ-specific issues. Without exception, the subjects are covered in a logical fashion progressing from the anatomic and physiologic basis of disease through a complete discussion of the operative and nonoperative methods of treatment. The coverage is generally quite up-to-date with current controversies in pathophysiology and management well delineated. Maturing techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery and endovascular therapies for vascular disease, are appropriately addressed.

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