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Essentials of General Surgery [Paperback]

Peter Lawrence
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July 12, 2005 0781750032 978-0781750035 Fourth

Essentials of General Surgery, Fourth Edition is extensively revised with an abundance of new tables and illustrations, to provide the most current and up-to-date information on general surgery. The book covers the most need-to-know information about specific diseases and areas of surgery and meets all the guidelines of the Association of Surgical Educators. Additional features include an atlas of images, multiple-choice questions, and case studies.

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  • Paperback: 627 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Fourth edition (July 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781750032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781750035
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Were the authors paid by the word? April 23, 2011
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This thick book contains a good mix and great deal of information, but the writing style is terrible. At every step, the authors go to great lengths to use the most verbose and indulgent language possible. Cut all the fluffy verbiage out and you would have a considerably clearer book that contains 100% of the information in far fewer pages.

I would love to have the time to actually sit down and read this book properly. But a surgery clerkship simply does not afford enough time for that - there are simply not enough hours available when you work 15-17 hour days and were also hoping to eat and sleep. I cannot imagine why some clerkship directors feel that students should read this book. The only saving grace is that there are some 600 practice questions available on the publisher's website that you can access with the scratch-off code included inside the front cover.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Limited and too too General February 10, 2006
Although Essentials of General Surgery has a place. It is just that "GENERAL". It has limited info about specifics related to procedures. See review titled MUSHY posted by another reviewer. "Essentials of Surgical Specialties" is much more detail oriented.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! May 29, 2010
By A. Nash
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This book is very well written and easy to understand. It does not go in great depth like Sabiston, but it is very good for a third year rotation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a nice resource September 10, 2011
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I bought this for my 3rd year med school Surgery rotation. It ended up being a bit too much for studying for the exam, but as a resource for reading up on the details of a particular subject, it was great. It also provides very useful diagrams and tables.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book to read on surgery rotation May 16, 2007
We all know about Lawrence's Essentials book. Lawrence provided a great review of physiology, wound healing, and perioperative care all while keeping the depth appropriate to a medical student. Students are often asked about anatomy relevant to the procedure at hand but some of the questioning from attendings has to do with the procedure itself. The section at the end on surgical procedures helps orient you to some of the most common cases seen on a general surgery rotation. It is in your best interest to not only be up on the anatomy of the case, but the procedure details as well. This book provides a general overview of anatomy, physiology, as well as relevant complications of each type of case . It is organized by systems, as most texts are.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not appropriate for clerkship October 28, 2010
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This book has a lot of good information, but with the extremely limited time available during surgery clerkship it is too dense to use as a study guide. Even if you are interested in doing surgery I think there would be a better more comprehensive textbook that you could buy to continue to use after clerkship. In 10 weeks I probably opened this book 5 or 6 times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gen Surgery March 10, 2013
By C$
Had to get this book for class. Chapters are long. I think it should be broken up more. Most of it is straight forward so it is a pretty easy read, despite the length. Probably not going to use it as a reference on rotations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book for school January 19, 2013
By John
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This was a required text for my class. I found it easy to read and was pretty straight foward. Although, I don't know how much any of the information has changed over the years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great book for General Surgry rotation. Gives the basics and important principles necessary for the mock-board. Recommend just reading the topics relevant to your lectures.
Published 18 months ago by David Sugiyama
4.0 out of 5 stars a good book to help you understand
This book is very well written and easy to understand. It does not go in great depth, but help to understand surgery.
Published 19 months ago by Malcolm L. Cail Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Book is ok, very hard to read
Hard to read this over the course of a general surgery rotation due to bulk. All in all a decent book to just look up certain things that i have questions on.
Published on November 27, 2011 by BB
4.0 out of 5 stars Essentials of General Surgery
My son is a doctor in his 2nd year Residency in General Surgery at one of the leading hospitals in NJ. Read more
Published on March 20, 2011 by lydia
1.0 out of 5 stars Too basic
Poor book for use on surgery rotation. Poor organization as well as inadequate depth. Surgical Recall and the first AID series books are both far better options
Published on November 28, 2010 by MS-III
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read
this book is easy to understand and has a lot of useful information for students in the medical field
Published on November 4, 2010 by Lindsay R. Tayloe
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