Seventy years on from its first edition, Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery goes from strength to strength. This 24th edition is compiled by over 80 experts in their field, is well laid out and a pleasure to read. It is comprehensive and highly relevant, combining the basic principles of surgery with the latest developments. - January 2005 -- Surgeon's News Helpfully, each chapter includes learning objectives and key information boxes to add to the core text material. These features combined with a multitude of relevant colour photographs have resulted in a textbook that is pleasingly easy and enjoyable to read. As ever it will have a wide appeal to undergraduates, as a basic text for MCRS candidates through to those of us dipping in as a reference text. -- ENT News 20041001 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
The 22nd edition continues to present the fundamentals of surgical practice in a direct and authoritative way. The text incorporates the latest advances in laboratory aids to diagnosis, especially the latest radiological techniques. This book should be of interest to final year undergraduate medical students, post-graduate surgical trainees and working surgeons.