[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 1980

Handbook of Surgery

Author Affiliations
New Haven, Conn

ed 6, edited by Theodore R. Schrock, 596 pp, $10.50, Greenbrae, Calif, Jones Medical Publications, 1978.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(1):115. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380010093029

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This is the sixth edition of a familiar, pocket-sized book that has been a handy reference for many medical students and house officers since its first edition appeared two decades ago. However, despite its familiar appearance, a number of changes have been made, including a new publisher and editor, more legible type, and major revisions of many chapters.

This is the most comprehensive text in the "peripheral brain" genre, and it boasts an impressive list of distinguished contributors whose names are not often seen in handbooks. The introductory chapters, on shock and trauma by Dr Trunkey, preoperative and postoperative care by Dr Schrock and others, anesthesia by Dr Guadagni, and surgical infections by Drs Jawetz and Flora, give a solid grounding in basic surgical care. There are fourteen specialty chapters, on endocrine, head and neck, breast, pulmonary, cardiac, alimentary tract, gynecology, urology, vascular, hand, plastic, orthopedic, pediatric, and neurologic surgery.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview