Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery 26E

Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery 26E

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    • Preserves the clear, direct writing style—uncluttered by technical jargon—that has proven so popular in previous editions
    • Presents introductory material on the underlying principles of surgical practice
    • Discusses investigation, diagnosis, and other preoperative issues
    • Examines all aspects of surgical trauma
    • Includes learning objectives, boxed summaries, memorable anecdotes, and historical vignettes to facilitate comprehension


    Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery remains one of the world's pre-eminent medical textbooks, beloved by generations of surgeons, with lifetime sales in excess of one million copies. Under the guidance of the eminent editors, the expert team of contributors have revised and updated the material throughout while retaining those features praised in previous editions.

    The content is sub-divided into parts for ease of reference. Sections devoted to the underlying principles of surgical practice, investigation and diagnosis, and pre-operative care are followed by chapters covering all aspects of surgical trauma. The remainder of the book considers each of the surgical specialties in turn, from elective orthopaedics through skin, head, and neck, breast and endocrine, cardiothoracic and vascular, abdominal and genitourinary to transplantation.

    Key features:

    • Authoritative — emphasises the importance of effective clinical examination and soundly based surgical principles while taking account throughout of the latest developments in surgical practice
    • Current — text and illustrations fully revised with brand new chapters on patient safety, day care surgery (outpatient), and bariatric surgery
    • Readable — preserves the clear, direct writing style, uncluttered by technical jargon, that has proved so popular in previous editions
    • User-friendly — numerous photographs, explanatory line diagrams, learning objectives, summary boxes, biographical footnotes and memorable anecdotes support and enhance the textual descriptions

    This 26th edition retains a wide appeal among all those studying surgery, from undergraduate medical students to those in preparation for their postgraduate surgical examinations. In addition, its high standing and reputation for unambiguous advice continue to make it the first point of reference for many practising surgeons.

    Table of Contents

    Metabolic Response to Injury
    Shock and Blood Transfusion
    Wounds, Tissue Repair and Scars
    Surgical Infection
    Surgery in the Tropics
    Principles of Paediatric Surgery
    Principles of Oncology
    Surgical Audit and Clinical Research
    Patient Safety
    Investigation and Diagnosis
    Diagnostic Imaging
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Tissue Diagnosis
    Perioperative Care
    Pre-Operative Preparation
    Anaesthesia and Pain Relief
    Care in the Operating Room
    Perioperative Management of the High-Risk Surgical Patient
    Nutrition and Fluid Therapy
    Basic Surgical Skills and Anastomoses
    Principles of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
    Postoperative Care
    Daycare Surgery
    Introduction to Trauma
    Early Assessment and Management of Trauma
    Emergency Neurosurgery
    Neck and Spine
    Maxillofacial Trauma
    Torso Trauma
    Extremity Trauma
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Disaster Surgery
    Elective Orthopaedics
    History Taking and Clinical Examination in Musculoskeletal Disease
    Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries
    The Spine
    Upper Limb
    Hip and Knee
    Foot and Ankle
    Muskuloskeletal Tumours
    Infection of the Bones and Joints
    Paediatric Orthopaedics
    Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
    Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
    Head and Neck
    Elective Neurosurgery
    The Eye and Orbit
    Cleft Lip and Palate, and Other Developmental Abnormalities
    The Nose and Sinuses
    The Ear
    Pharynx, Larynx and Neck
    Oropharyngeal Cancer
    Disorders of the Salivary Glands
    Breast and Endocrine
    Thyroid and Parathyroid
    Adrenal and Other Endocrine Disorders
    The Breast
    Cardiac Surgery
    The Thorax
    Arterial Disorders
    Venous Disorders
    Lymphatic Disorders
    History and Examination of the Abdomen
    The Abdominal Wall and Hernias
    The Peritoneum, Omentum, Mesentery and Retroperitoneal Space
    The Oesophagus
    Stomach and Duodenum
    Bariatric Surgery
    The Liver
    The Spleen
    The Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts
    The Pancreas
    The Small and Large Intestines
    Intestinal Obstruction
    The Vermiform Appendix
    The Rectum
    The Anus and Anal Canal
    Urinary Symptoms and Investigations
    The Kidney and Ureters
    The Urinary Bladder
    The Prostate and Seminal Vesicles
    The Urethra and Penis
    Testis and Scrotum

    Editor Bio(s)

    Norman S. Williams MS FRCS, Prof. of Surgery and Director of the Centre for Academic Surgery at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Christopher J.K. Bulstrode MCh FRCS(Orth), Professor and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, UK
    P. Ronan O'Connell MD FRCSI FRCS(Glasg), Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

    Editorial Reviews

    "… superb new edition … has a throughly modem feel. Each chapter is is written by recognised experts in the field, and the writing is clear and well structured. … well illustrated with radiographs, coloured line diagrams and photographs. … In short, this book encapsulates in one volume all that is required for a trainee surgeon approaching an examination in surgery in general and for a general surgeon whose practice crosses subspecialty boundaries."
    Royal College of Surgeons England 2013

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