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Book and Media Reviews
September 3, 2008

The Physiologic Basis of Surgery

JAMA. 2008;300(9):1086-1087. doi:10.1001/jama.300.9.1086

The fourth edition of The Physiologic Basis of Surgery manages to provide the reader with the basic fundamentals of the specialty of general surgery. This book is a must-read for those preparing for the general surgery inservice examination and provides solid foundation for the written component of the general surgery board examinations. However, it continues to be much more than a reference book for these yearly examinations; it manages to accumulate the fundamental knowledge of surgery that all competent surgeons should strive to master. The size of the book makes it an easy, quick, and yet thorough review of the pertinent basic science behind clinical decision-making.

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