Trauma Management by Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, and Juan A. Asencio, MD, 678 pp, with 364 figures and 46 tables, $45, ISBN 1-570579-641-7, 2000.
Surgical Arithmetic: Epidemiological, Statistical and Outcome-Based Approach to Surgical Practice by Lawrence Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Lawrence Joseph, PhD, and Alan Barkun, MD, MSc, 245 pp, with 375 figures and 40 tables, $45, ISBN 1-570579-672-7, 2000.
Surgical Oncology by David N. Krag, MD, 316 pp, with 105 figures and 67 tables, $45, ISBN 1-570579-633-6, 2000.
Landes Bioscience Inc, Georgetown, Tex, has recently published 3 manuals. Trauma Management, edited by Demetriades and Asencio, is divided into 67 well-focused and pertinent chapters, with the able assistance of their University of Southern California colleagues. The tables are evidence based, the pictures are excellent, and the algorithms are functional and helpful. It is a useful primer for house officers and medical students and serves as a concise summary for more experienced surgeons in the total management of the trauma patient.
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