Clinical surgery guides
Medical student friendly guides
The Pocket Essentials of Clinical Surgery belongs to the Kumar and Clarke family, and it shows. It is colourful and vibrant, with a logical approach to surgical learning. Practical guidance on emergencies, trauma, and the care of the critically ill patient is covered in section 2, “The general surgical take,” which precedes the system based chapters. The book concludes with a fascinating insight into surgical techniques and a quiz for self assessment. Throughout the book, text boxes and tables are cross referenced, which helps integrate the system based information.
This book is accessible to all clinical students. It is a concise, readable textbook, with detailed explanations of surgical conditions alongside clear instructions on investigations and management. This book gives first year clinical students background knowledge and understanding. Final year students can gain confidence, with key facts to impress examiners, and guidance, such as when to call