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This is the new, expanded and updated edition of the key text currently available for the first stages of the MRCS examination. Mirroring the exam syllabus, it offers the trainee a clear understanding of the core knowledge required for examination success and incorporates new material reflecting recent developments and the new examination. The chapters have been written by acknowledged experts, many of whom are themselves involved in the training and examining of candidates. Designed to achieve maximum efficiency in learning, the content provides ample detail, key points and suggestions for further reading. In addition to a detailed index, each chapter has its own table of contents to enhance ease of use. It will be indispensable for the new trainee, and will also provide established surgeons and other healthcare professionals working in the surgical environment with a modern, authoritative overview of the key areas of surgical practice.

• New edition updated and expanded to include all new areas covered by the MRCS examination • Chapters written by leading authorities in their field, many of whom are involved in training and examining candidates • Knowledge presented clearly and simply to maximise ease of use and time


Forewords; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Preoperative management Fred Rosewarne and Robert J. S. Thomas; 2. Principles of anaesthesia Carlos M. Gomez and John Gothard; 3. Postoperative management Roshan Lall Gupta and Aljafri Majid; 4. Nutritional support Jason Payne-James; 5. Surgical sepsis: prevention and therapy C. V. Soong and B. J. Rowlands; 6. Surgical techniques and technology R. M. Kirk; 7. Trauma: general principles of management I. Anderson and R. A. Little; 8. Intensive care Angela Neville and Aljafri Majid; 9. Principles of cancer management Partick Forrest; 10. Ethics, legal aspects and assessment of effectiveness S. J. Leinster; 11. Haemopoietic and lymphoreticular systems Abraham Botha and Irving Taylor; 12. Alimentary system Andrew Kingsworth; 13. Vascular surgery R. C. Smith and D. R. Harper; 14. Endocrine surgery David Lee; 15. Breast Steven D. Heys and Oleg Eremin; 16. Thoracic surgery C. Peter Clarke; 17. Genitourinary system Mark Fordham; 18. Head and neck Walter W. K. King, John K. S. Woo and Dennis S. C. Lam; 19. The central nervous system R. V. Jeffreys; 20. Musculoskeletal system Simon Frostick; 21. Paediatric surgery Paul K. H. Tam; Index.


'This book sets out to instruct the basic surgical trainee and to cover the unified syllabus of the new MRCS and AFRCS Ed examinations. I believe that it achieves this in a clear and succinct manner... It fills the gap which currently exists between the Royal College Course Manual and the purer surgical texts.' Injury

'The design is refreshingly practical and integrates modern clinical practice with the level of basic science demanded in the current fellowship... with the new integrated curriculum the content should be of use across the continuum of examination parts and throughout Basic Surgical Training. Busy trainees will appreciate the concise and practical additional reading recommended in each section.' Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

'This is one of the few surgical textbooks where coverage of problems of the muscle and skeletal regions is included …The selection of subjects follows recommendations given by the Royal College of Surgeons and the book is well presented, in paperback, with good print quality and a well-arranged layout. For all those who want a comprehensive and clear survey of the most important surgical subjects, this book is recommended without hesitation.' Ake Andren-Sandberg, Haukeland Hospital, Norway

'Together [the editors] bring a wealth of publishing and examining experience in order to co-ordinate the contributions from many well-respected and extremely experienced chapter authors in a formal manner. … I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to trainees at an early stage of their training in order to guide them effectively to the core syllabus topics and since it provides a substantial portion of the detail required from the MRCS.' Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Fred Rosewarne, Robert J. S. Thomas, Carlos M. Gomez, John Gothard, Roshan Lall Gupta, Angela Neville, Aljafri Majid, Jason Payne-James, C. V. Soong, B. J. Rowlands, R. M. Kirk, I. Anderson, R. A. Little, Partick Forrest, S. J. Leinster, Abraham Botha, Irving Taylor, Andrew Kingsworth, R. C. Smith, D. R. Harper, David Lee, Steven D. Heys, Oleg Eremin, C. Peter Clarke, Mark Fordham, Walter W. K. King, John K. S. Woo, Dennis S. C. Lam, R. V. Jeffreys, Simon Frostick, Paul K. H. Tam

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