March 1990

Atlas of Office Surgery

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Royal Oak, Mich


by Robert B. Benjamin, 142 pp, with illus, $49.50, Philadelphia, Pa, Lea & Febiger, 1989.

Arch Surg. 1990;125(3):412. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1990.01410150134027

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When I first looked at this book, the variety of procedures was so great that I questioned its usefulness for a general surgeon beginning practice. Consequently, I gave a copy to one of our recent graduates, Timothy A. Bierema, MD, who wrote the following:

The Atlas of Office Surgery is a compilation of descriptions of various procedures that can be performed in a surgeon's office. It is edited by Robert Benjamin, MD, clinical associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Park-Nicolet Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The preface of the book states that it was to be a practical treatise, and, indeed, the authors have accomplished this. The book includes descriptions of head and neck, orthopedic, anal, gynecologic, male genital, thoracic, and other miscellaneous procedures. The drawings in the book by Ellen Hage are excellent and clearly understandable, and the descriptions of the procedures are also very

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