- Sriram Bhat M MS (General Surgery), Associate Professor in Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
This book SRB’s Manual of Surgery gives a good foundation in surgery for undergraduates and postgraduates students, teachers, and practitioners. In this book included many new materials, text details, new additional topics in different chapters. Malignancies are discussed in much more detail with new staging and present oncological trends. In this book text has been presented in a simple and lucid language so as to help students understand and recapitulate the subject better. Third edition of this book is much more illustrative with more diagrams and clinical and operative photographs. The clinical photographs are of very good quality, which are self-explanatory of the conditions. Since a picture is worth than thousand words, over 500 photos, X-rays and illustrations have been incorporated in this work to make surgery more interesting and understandable. Inspirational quotes have been interspersed to motivate students to go the extra mile. Discussion on instruments and operative procedures has been dealt with in necessary detail separately. A chapter containing a list of interesting new developments in surgery and uniquely new topics like Fascinating signs, Misnomers, Triads and other interesting chapters have been included. The mode of clinical presentation and the physical signs are mentioned vividly so as to register in the mind of the reader. There is a brief mention of necessary investigations in each of the surgical conditions. The accepted mode of recent advances in investigation and treatment has been included. Certain chapters are included at the end of the book for the more enthusiastic students and for those interested in participating in quiz programmes. The clinching physical signs have been highlighted in box forms with different shades of colour. This mode of presentation emphasises the point to be conveyed to the students which they can recollect when required either while arriving at a diagnosis in their examination or while in practice after obtaining the degree. This book will serve as a useful reference for undergraduates, postgraduates, and practitioners.