From the reviews of the second edition:
"This book covers emergency abdominal surgery in a useful and interesting way. … a small and handy book yet the coverage is wide. It would be of interest to any general surgeon and should certainly be read by surgical trainees. … allows mention of many things which would otherwise be excluded from a more rigidly structured work. … I was also glad to be reminded of many things which I had known but forgotten. The writers clearly know what they are talking about." (David Evans, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 87, 2005)
"The book covers every aspect of emergency abdominal surgery … . a source of wisdom for the surgical trainee. But also a senior surgeon will enjoy reading this book, as it casts a different light … . It is a great book, full of everyday knowledge and offers a straightforward approach to common clinical problems. It should be compulsatory reading for every surgical trainee, and also sit on the shelve next to the classics of every surgeon involved in abdominal emergency surgery." (Dr. Jan Dewaele, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 105 (2), 2005)
About the Author
Previously Professsor of surgery at the Cornell Universiy Medical College, NY. A general surgeon who trained and practiced in South Africa, Isreal and currently in the USA.
General and vascular surgeon in Glasgow, Scotland who trained and practiced in the UK, South Africa, Australia and Scotland.