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One of the glories of the British educational system is the tutorial. Here, a seasoned professional guides small groups of students towards their final examinations. The advice may be collected and printed up for wider distribution. An earlier tutor in the Edinburgh School of Surgery, the late lamented Ian Aird, thus prepared his wonderful Companion to Surgical Studies, which covered a broad field of surgery (omitting orthopedics, perhaps in deference to Watson Jones's classic text). Last published in 1957, it was criticized for its lack of illustrations. Farquharson, also from Edinburgh, repaired this deficiency with his textbook containing over a thousand figures. Again a single author presents, "as far as possible, the whole subject of operative surgery in balanced perspective from the viewpoint of the general surgeon in training." He wrote the fourth edition, published in 1969, but since then another surgical tutor at Edinburgh, now practicing in Wales, has
READ RC. Farquharson's Textbook of Operative Surgery. Arch Surg. 1979;114(6):756. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370300110028
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