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The Visual Time Traveller: 500 years of History, Art and Science in 100 Unique Designs

  • Author: Alison Hackett
  • This graphically curated narrative of history, science, and art is the first publication by Alison Hackett, the founder of 21st Century Renaissance, a movement which she describes as dedicated to the use of original design combined with writing Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Ronan Glynn - on Oct 30, 2014
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Atlas of Trauma/Emergency Surgical Techniques

  • Author: William Cioffi, Juan A. Asensio, Courtney M. Townsend Jr., B. Mark Evers
  • The Atlas is an excellent reference material aimed at senior level surgical residents and fellows, as well as an excellent review for practicing general surgeons. The format in which the material was presented was excellent; first Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By William C. Beck, MD, Bryan A. Cotton, MD, MPH - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on Sep 26, 2014
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Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management

  • Author: Scott R. Steele, Justin A. Maykel, Bradley J. Champagne, Guy R Orangio
  • There are many excellent textbooks on colorectal surgery but few set out to explicitly cover the more complex and controversial aspects. Complexities in Colorectal Surgery aims to do just that by covering a range of subjects that divide Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Luke Hopkins, Jared Torkington - University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff on Jul 11, 2014
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Surgical Inflammation

  • Author: Jaime Arias, Maria-Angeles Aller, Jose-Ignacio Arias
  • Surgical Inflammation, edited by Arias, Aller and Arias, is a series of in-depth review chapters pertaining to the discussion of inflammation as it applies to surgery. This Spanish grouping has a long standing interest in the topics discussed Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By C Roxburgh - Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Jun 27, 2014
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Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 4th ed.

  • Author: Lee L. Swanstrom, Nathaniel J. Soper
  • This a surgical textbook that emphasises the combined contribution of flexible endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques as the standard of surgical invention in the Upper GI tract (2/3rds of the book), and to a lesser extent in the fields of Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Stephen Attwood FRCS - Durham University on Jun 03, 2014
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A Surgeon’s Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care

  • Author: Jane Sturgess, Justin Davies, Kamen Valchanov
  • All textbooks should be as accessible, neat, and tidy as this. Although 33 chapters sound unwieldy the book extends to a little over 300 pages, none of which are busy, overburdened, or dull. There is something for everyone here such that I would Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Des Winter - St Vincent's Private Hospital on May 21, 2014
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Operative Techniques in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Author: Conor P. Delaney
  • This book successfully serves both as a primer for colorectal trainees as well as having many fine tuning tips and tricks for the more experienced laparoscopic colorectal surgeon. The text comes with access to online videos that support each Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Mr. Rob Bethune FRCS, Laparoscopic Fellow, Mr. Tan Arulampalam - Colchester Hospital on May 21, 2014
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Cognitive Simulation: Techniques to enhance surgical skills

  • Author: Uttam Shiralkar
  • The author of this book has qualifications in both Surgery and Psychiatry. His major area of interest is the application of psychological principles to surgical performance. He is therefore well qualified to write this excellent book on Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Oscar Traynor MCh FRCSI - National Surgical Training Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on May 20, 2014

Oesophagogastric Surgery

  • Author: S. Michael Griffin, Simon A. Raimes, Jonathan Shenfine
  • The fifth edition of the “Oesophagogastric Surgery” companion to specialist surgical practice is an up-to-date, well-referenced, and concise guide to modern management of oesophagogastric diseases.

    Topics are chosen for their Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Professor Ashraf M Rasheed - Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport on May 19, 2014
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Breast Surgery

  • Author: J Michael Dixon
  • Breast cancer management needs a multidisciplinary approach. The surgeon used to be the dominant figure in the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer but this has been moving toward medical oncologists. It is frustrating to hear our Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Dr. R.J.Salmon - Institut Curie Paris France on May 19, 2014
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