Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Jeffrey A. Norton, R. Randal Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, et al, 2170 pp, with illus, $119, ISBN 0-387-98447-X, New York, NY, Springer-Verlag, 2001.
"I had a dream. My dream was to assemble the current and future leaders in surgery and ask them to develop an evidence-based textbook that would provide the reader with the most up-to-date and relevant information on which to base decisions in modern surgical practice": so begins the preface to this new textbook of surgery. At a time when practice guidelines, algorithms, and evidence-based care plans have emerged as dominant features of patient care, creating an evidence-based textbook of surgery is a good idea and a worthy goal.
SurgerySurgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. JAMA. 2001;285(21):2787. doi:10.1001/jama.285.21.2787