Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery 26E
Edited by Norman Williams, Christopher Bulstrode, P Ronan O'Connell
CRC Press – 2013 – 1,530 pages
Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014
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.
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.
"… superb new edition … has a thoroughly modem feel. Each chapter 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
" … extremely good and easy to read … covers a huge amount of content, includes many cutting edge details that clinicians are currently using. This book is well-presented with many good diagrams and clinical pictures. Highly Commended."
—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards
"It is a modern, fresh and a well illustrated book that has not forgotten its illustrious roots and basic principles but is very much a 21st century textbook … It certainly deserves to be used regularly, simply because of its huge depth, excellent coverage and ample colour illustrations."
"…it represents a one-stop surgical reference book which should answer the vast majority of queries and issues… Overall this is a strong offering, maintaining the excellent tradition of a well established textbook which is modern, relevant and very useful."
—Harry Brown, MD, in Doody’s Review Service
"This book can be strongly recommended for the clarity of its presentation and the high quality of its illustrations."
—David J. Dries, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School for Doody's Review Service
Metabolic Response to Injury
Shock and Blood Transfusion
Wounds, Tissue Repair and Scars
Surgery in the Tropics
Principles of Paediatric Surgery
Principles of Oncology
Surgical Audit and Clinical Research
Investigation and Diagnosis
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
Introduction to Trauma
Early Assessment and Management of Trauma
Neck and Spine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
History Taking and Clinical Examination in Musculoskeletal Disease
Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries
Hip and Knee
Foot and Ankle
Infection of the Bones and Joints
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Head and Neck
The Eye and Orbit
Cleft Lip and Palate, and Other Developmental Abnormalities
The Nose and Sinuses
Pharynx, Larynx and Neck
Disorders of the Salivary Glands
Breast and Endocrine
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Adrenal and Other Endocrine Disorders
History and Examination of the Abdomen
The Abdominal Wall and Hernias
The Peritoneum, Omentum, Mesentery and Retroperitoneal Space
Stomach and Duodenum
The Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts
The Small and Large Intestines
The Vermiform Appendix
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
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. Was knighted in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List.
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