This edition continues to be one of the leading single-volume references in the field of surgery for the medical student, surgical intern, and resident. It contains the work of 40 contributors, some of whom are new and others of whom have drastically revised and improved the sections involving their field of interest. This textbook is copiously illustrated, excellent use being made of the Ciba collection. Many of the plates are in color. The type is clear and easily readable. The chapters which have been added, particularly the section on pediatric surgery, are a great asset to this edition. Other excellent presentations to be noted are the sections on fractures, cardiovascular surgery, the evolution of modern surgery, the diagnosis of the acute abdomen,n and pancreatic disease.
If any constructive criticism might be offered for future editions, it would be in the sections on thyroid carcinoma, parathyroid disease, and the surgical management