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September 16, 1992

Surgical Management

Author Affiliations

Medical Center of Delaware Wilmington

JAMA. 1992;268(11):1471. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490110109042

This is the second edition of this major textbook from Great Britain, edited by one author from Dublin, another from Edinburgh, and a third from London. It is clear that the first edition was successful, since the second edition has been undertaken in an upgraded form but with similar organization of information.

According to the preface, Surgical Management is written for the "general surgical trainee." This, in its broadest sense, includes surgical residents, medical students, and any physician requiring a textbook that describes, discusses, and puts into perspective surgical diseases encountered in both surgical and nonsurgical clinical practices.

The authors aver that their main focus is on gastrointestinal disease and oncology, and there is a tangible attempt, largely successful, to meet that objective. They further state that their textbook is "easy to read, well referenced and absolutely up-to-date."

Indeed, it is eminently readable, contains ample numbers of references, and is