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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, 5th edition

  • Author: Jonathan D Beard, Peter A. Gaines, Ian Loftus
  • This is one volume in a series widely used as the basis for exam preparation by specialist trainees in the UK.  The preface indicates a wider remit and audience.

    The multi-disciplinary authorship works well.  However, Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By AD Meldrum and WP Stuart - Western Infirmary Glasgow on Nov 11, 2014
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Acute Care Surgery

  • Author: LD Britt, Andrew Peitzman, Phillip Barie, Gregory Jurkovich
  • Acute Care Surgery (ACS) is a fascinating but difficult part of modern surgery. Important decisions have to be taken by multidisciplinary teams in a short period of time; decisions that could potentially have a major influence on the patient Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Pr Olivier Detry - University of Liege on Nov 11, 2014
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Endocrine Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, 4th edition

  • Author: Tom W. J. Lennard
  • The newest edition of this widely read book provides a well-rounded yet detailed over-view of the individual aspects of endocrine surgery. Common clinical problems encountered, as well as more rarely seen conditions are described in detail, Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By S M Walsh, R S Prichard - St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin on Nov 11, 2014
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Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery: A companion to specialist surgical practice, 5th edition

  • Author: O. James Garden and Rowan W Parks
  • This is an updated edition on hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery in a series of well-written and well-referenced books. The chapters include topics which are explained in a way that is easy to understand, the list of topics is thorough and Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Qaiser Jalal and Ali Majeed - Sheffield Hepato-Pancreatobiliary Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on Nov 11, 2014
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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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