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. Now in its 25th edition, the content has been thoroughly revised and updated while retaining its traditional strengths. Under the stewardship of the eminent editorial team, comprising two editors with experience gained over previous editions and a third editor new to this edition, and in response to reader feedback, the content has been sub-divided into parts to ensure a logical sequence and grouping of related chapters throughout while the text features enthusiastically received in the last edition have been retained. The new edition opens with sections devoted to the underlying principles of surgical practice, investigation and diagnosis, and pre-operative care. These 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, to abdominal and genitourinary.
Key features: Authoritative: emphasises the importance of effective clinical examination and soundly based surgical principles, while taking into account the latest developments in surgical practice. Updated: incorporates new chapters on a wide variety of topics including metabolic response to injury, shock and blood transfusion, and surgery in the tropics. Easy to navigate: related chapters brought together into clearly differentiated sections for the first time. Readable: preserves the clear, direct writing style, uncluttered by technical jargon, that has proved so popular in previous editions. User-friendly: numerous photographs and explanatory line diagrams, learning objectives, summary boxes, biographical footnotes, memorable anecdotes and full-colour presentation supplement and enhance the text throughout. Bailey and Love has a wide appeal to 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 also make it the first point of reference for many practising surgeons.
The changes that have been introduced to the 25th edition will only serve to strengthen support for the text among all these groups.
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES 1 The metabolic response to injury 2 Shock and blood transfusion 3 Wounds, tissue repair and scars 4 Surgical infection 5 Surgery in the tropics 6 Principles of paediatric surgery 7 Principles of oncology 8 Surgical audit and research 9 Surgical ethics PART TWO: INVESTIGATION AND DIAGNOSIS 10 Diagnostic imaging 11 Gastrointestinal endoscopy 12 Tissue diagnosis PART THREE: PERIOPERATIVE CARE 13 Preoperative preparation 14 Anaesthesia and pain relief 15 Care in the operating room 16 Perioperative management of the high-risk surgical patient 17 Nutrition and fluid therapy 18 Basic surgical skills and anastomoses 19 Principles of laporoscopic and robotic surgery 20 Postoperative care PART FOUR: TRAUMA 21 Introduction to trauma 22 Early assessment and management of trauma 23 Head injury 24 Neck and spine 25 Trauma to the face and mouth 26 Chest and abdomen 27 Extremity trauma 28 Burns 29 Plastic and reconstructive surgery 30 Disaster surgery PART FIVE: ELECTIVE ORTHOPAEDICS 31 Clinical examination 32 Sports medicine and sports injuries 33 The spine 34 Upper limb - pathology, assessment and management 35 Hip and knee 36 Foot and ankle 37 Inflammation and infection and musculoskeletal tumours 38 Paediatric orthopaedics PART SIX: SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE 39 Skin and subcutaneous tissue PART SEVEN: HEAD & NECK 40 Elective neurosurgery 41 The eye and orbit 42 Cleft lip and palate: developmental abnormalities of the face, mouth and jaws 43 The nose and sinuses 44 The ear 45 Pharynx, larynx and neck 46 Oropharyngeal cancer 47 Disorders of the salivary glands PART EIGHT: BREAST & ENDOCRINE 48 The thyroid and parathyroid glands 49 Adrenal glands and other endocrine disorders 50 The breast PART NINE: CARDIOTHORACIC 51 Cardiac surgery 52 The thorax PART TEN: VASCULAR 53 Arterial disorders 54 Venous disorders 55 Lymphatic disorders PART ELEVEN: ABDOMINAL 56 History and examination of the abdomen 57 Hernias, umbilicus and abdominal wall 58 The peritoneum, omentum, mesentery and retroperitoneal space 59 The oesophagus 60 Stomach and duodenum 61 The liver 62 The spleen 63 The gall bladder and bile ducts 64 The pancreas 65 The small and large intestines 66 Intestinal obstruction 67 The vermiform appendix 68 The rectum 69 The anus and anal canal PART TWELVE: GENITOURINARY 70 Urinary symptoms and investigations 71 The kidneys and ureters 72 The urinary bladder 73 The prostate and seminal vesicles 74 The urethra and penis 75 Testis and scrotum 76 Gynaecology PART TEN: TRANSPLANTATION 77 Transplantation APPENDICES Appendix 1 Common instruments on the general tray