It is approaching a century since the first edition of Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery was first published, authored by the pioneering surgical teacher Hamilton Bailey. That it has survived is testimony to the continuing need for those learning surgery to be able to elicit physical signs in the patient and to understanding their meaning and significance.
The fully-revised nineteenth edition has been brought completely up to date reflecting current surgical practice in both the developed and developing nations, while preserving Hamilton Bailey's original message regarding the importance of physical signs in clinical surgery. It will continue to provide medical students and postgraduates embarking upon a surgical career with an invaluable and immediate source of distilled wisdom and knowledge, set in the context of current surgical practice around the world.
Winner of Special category: The BMA Student Textbook Award
Section One - Principles. History taking and general examination. Distinctive clinical syndromes. Lumps, ulcers, sinuses and fistulae. Inflammation and infection (possibly including tropical). HIV & AIDS. Section Two - Trauma and (elective) orthopaedics. Management of the multiply injured patient. Bones and fractures. Joints and muscles. Peripheral nerve injuries. The spine. The shoulder joint and pectoral girdle. The arm. The hand. The pelvis, hip joint and thigh. The knee joint. The leg and ankle joint. The foot. Section Three - Skin. The skin. Section Four - Head and Neck. The head. The face and jaws. The ear. The orbit. The mouth. Nose and throat. Salivary glands. The neck. Section Five - Breast and Endocrine. The thyroid and parathyroid. Breast and axilla. Section Six - Cardiothoracic. The thorax. Evaluation of the cardiac surgical patient. Section Seven - Vascular. Arterial disease. Venous and lymphatic disease. Section Eight - Abdominal. The abdominal wall, umbilicus and the groin. Abdominal hernias. Non-acute abdominal conditions. The acute abdomen. Anorectal examination. The alimentary tract and abdomen in children. Section Nine - Genitourinary. The genitourinary system and genitalia.