A new edition of the leading surgery text for medical students, residents, and surgeons. The extensively updated volume provides coverage of both general surgery and all surgical specialties. Key Features Covers more than 1000 diseases and disorders Emphasis on quick recall of key diagnostic features and succinct descriptions of disease processesEncompasses general surgery and the surgical subspecialties -- no need to purchase two books Addresses important management topics such as approach to the patient, wound healing, pre- and post-operative care, infection and antibiotics, fluid and electrolyte management, anesthesia, shock, trauma, burns, and more More information covered on important topics Author Biography Gerard DohertyGerard M. Doherty, MD is the N.W. Thompson Professor of Endocrine Surgery; Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery; and Section Head, General Surgery, in the Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Table of Contents Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment 1. Approach to the Surgical Patient 2. Energy Sources in Surgery 3. Preoperative Care 4. Postoperative Care 5. Postoperative Complications 6. Speical Medical Problems in Surgical Patients 7. Legal Medicine for the Surgeon 8. Wound Healing 9. The Metabolic & Neuroendocrine Responses to Trauma & Operations 10. Inflammation, Infection & Antibiotics 11. Fluid & Electrolyte Management 12. Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition 13. Antesthesia 14.Shock & Acute Pulmonary Failure in Surgical Patients 15. Managment of the Injured Patient 16. Burns & Other Thermal Injuries 17. Head & Neck Tumors 18. Thyroid & Parathyroid 19. Breast 20. Thoracic Wall, Pleura, Mediastinum, & Lung 21. The Heart: I. Acquired Diseases The Heart II: Congenital Heart Diseases 22. Esophagus & Diaphragm 23. The Acute Abdomen 24. Peritoneal Cavity 25. Stomach & Duodenum 26. Liver & Portal Venous System 27. Biliary Tract 28. Pancreas 29. Spleen 30. Appendix 31. Small Intestine 32. Large Intestine 33. Anorectum 34. Hernias & Other Lesions of the Abdominal Wall 35. Adrenals 36. Arteries 37. Amputation 38. Veins & Lymphatics 39. Neurosurgery & Surgery of the Pituitary 40. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 41. The Eye & Ocular Adnexa 42. Urology 43. Gynecology 44. Orthopedics 45. Plastic & Recontructive Surgery 46. Hand Surgery 47. Pediatric Surgery 48. Oncology 49. Organ Transplant Reviews ReviewsBy R. Darby, Texas A&M University Roberge¿s weighty tome is designed as a guide for the practicing engineer. The level of presentation is largely qualitative and descriptive, with the more qualitative subjects relegated to the appendixes (e.g., electrochemistry basics, thermodynamics, and E-pH diagrams, etc.). Eleven chapters and seven appendixes are included¿Liberal use is made of pictures, tables diagrams, etc. and an extensive list of references is given at the end of each chapter. The book can be read by those with little or no previous background in the subject area and contains a liberal amount of ¿practical¿ information. Upper-division undergraduates; professionals; two-year technical program students.