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Book Review
September 2001

Evidence-Based Surgery

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by Toby A. Gordon, ScD, and John L. Cameron, MD, 688 pp, with illus, $149, ISBN 1-55009-116-6, Hamilton, Ontario, BC Decker Inc, 2000.


Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(9):1082. doi:

Evidence-Based Surgery addresses a new approach to surgery in the 21st century. Dedicated to the legendary William S. Halsted, Gordon and Cameron have coordinated the writings of 62 superb active surgeons, administrators, legal gurus, medical record authorities, economists, and statisticians in this 700-page document. This book deservedly has a Johns Hopkins flavor.

Evidence-Based Surgery is divided into 2 major sections. (1) The Principles of Evidence-Based Surgery consist of 19 chapters. Chapters 3 through 7 are basic reading for surgeons who are interested in becoming conversant with the terminology in this modern approach to surgical diseases. (2) The second section covers the Practice of Evidence-Based Surgery and consists of 25 chapters, written by active practitioners in their specific disciplines.

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