"Doherty and Way (surgery, U. of Michigan and U. of California, San Francisco, respectively) bring together 47 chapters by surgeons and medical practitioners from the US who discuss the diagnosis and treatment of about 1000 diseases and disorders. The focus is on major diagnostic features and brief descriptions of disease processes. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, pathology, and general medical and surgical topics are incorporated. Chapters are grouped by organ system as well as by topics such as preparation, postoperative care, surgical complications, and pediatric surgery. This edition has been updated to cover modern surgical care, including colon/rectal surgery, and new information on power sources in the operating room. The chapter on special problems, including pregnancy and older patients, has been rewritten. Other revisions are to chapters on injured patients, the esophagus and diaphragm, the liver and portal venus systems, oncology, and organ transplantation." Sci-Tech Book News 20061201
Gerard 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.