- Himansu Roy MD MS FAIS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
It is really a vexed problem which I have felt since my student days both as an undergraduate and postgraduate trainee, to properly assimilate and reproduce the various topics in surgery during examination, even after consulting the comprehensive textbooks on the subject. This has haunted me over the years to write a book which may be a tool to overcome this problem. The contents of the book have been divided into three parts. The first part deals with the physiological and basic aspects of surgery, the second with the various topics of surgery and orthopedics in a systematic manner, while the third is concerned with the practical and viva voce examination in surgery. The book also covers the specialties like anesthesia, radiology and oncology related to surgery. Thus, I have tried to cover the entire field of surgery with particular emphasis on those chapters which are required for examinations by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The operative surgery section is intended to provide a step-by-step account of various procedures with reference to relevant surgical anatomy and supported by diagrams, wherever needed. Viva voce involves facing the examiner across the table and is a nerve-wrecking experience. The art of answering the oral questions is to remain as simple as possible. The contents of the viva section have been presented keeping this fact in mind. Although intended primarily for the undergraduates and those preparing for the postgraduate entrance tests, the postgraduate trainees will also find this book an enjoyable reading.