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Book and Media Reviews
January 24/31, 2007


Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(4):413-417. doi:10.1001/jama.297.4.413

This extraordinary work is in its third edition in 20 years—unusual these days when general surgery textbooks are often revised every five years, ostensibly to keep current with rapid changes in the specialty. Thomas A. Miller, MD, editor of the first two editions, is now joined by two coeditors. I was privileged to review the second edition and noted that it was “an important medical literary achievement . . . sure to be the flagship of surgical physiology for years to come.”1 This now appears to be an understatement.