SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi. Sorry if this has already been asked but I couldn't already see one of these posts listed. I'm starting a surgery residency in July and was wondering if anyone has a recommendation on the best surgery guide? I've heard of both the Washington Manual and Mont Reid handbook are good but is one better than the other, or is there a different book that is even better to get? Thank you for any advice on this topic you guys can give.