Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery, International Edition, 4th Editionby Andrew T. Raftery
The Fourth Edition of this highly-praised pocketbook provides a concise and didactic account of the essential features of the more common surgical disorders, at both a size and price to suit the pocket. The book covers basic principles, as well as providing essential information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative and postoperative care. The text covers the field of general surgery but also covers the basic needs of the undergraduate as far as the surgical specialities are concerned. The book will assist the student with the essentials of history-taking, what physical signs to elicit, the differential diagnosis, what investigations to order and how to treat the patient. The text is illustrated with line drawings and imaging.
"The book is not merely another pocket textbook with long lists to learn; instead topics are laid out in a simple and effective format with enough detail to remember main points...I will be using this book for finals and in my career and honestly recommend it to others."
Medical Student, Cambridge University
"Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery offers a concise and comprehensive guide to surgery which is well aimed at the clinical undergraduate. The topics covered by this book enable the reader to obtain a real understanding of this aspect of medicine and delivers it in a highly digestible manner."
Medical Student, Nottingham University
"I like this book. It is small and compact and thus suitable to carry onto the wards and refer to. It presents information in a systematic way and gives detailed information in a very digestible manner."
Medical Student, University College London, UK
"When you start to look around for a book to revise for your exams, or something to take into the hospital with you during your surgical rotations, I can highly recommend this book...the level of detail is perfect when you need the pertinent facts fast."
Brighton and Sussex Medical School Surgical Society review
"This book fits perfectly into the surgical-shaped hole in my knowledge! Perfect for medical students and junior doctors on every rung of the ladder...meet your new best friend!
Fitting well in the pocket or hand-bag, allowing on-the-spot reference in theatre or commuter-revision, this book makes learning surgery easy."
Medical Student, Imperial College London, UK
"The layout is good, with boxes in the text to highlight important points and useful, simple diagrams. There is also a quick reference index for finding the sections dealing with a common surgical emergencies. The text gives pointers on how to reach a differential diagnosis, which is very useful in today's era of specialisation.
One of the best pieces of advice I ever had as a trainee was that it was better to know a little book well than a big book badly: this is a little book that is worth knowing well."
John Winstanley, Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons 2008; 90:269 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.