Which surgical text?

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  1. Singh

    Singh Senior Member
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    I am having a hard time deciding which surgery text I should buy being a clinical medical student. The books which I am considering are:

    1. Clinical Surgery by Grace Pierrce.
    2. Clinical Surgery by M.M.Henry
    3. Current surgical diagnosis and treatment by Lawrence Way
    4. Essential Surgery: Problems, Diagnosis and Treatment by H. George Burkitt

    Can anyone help me decide or recommend an alternative?
    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards, Singh.
     
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    Gimlet Cardiac Anesthesiologist
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    Try checking the "Clinical Rotations" forum on SDN...I believe there is a sticky with links to a bunch of threads about which books are the best for each rotation.
     
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    If this is just your basic surgery rotation, then Peter Lawrence's Essentials of General Surgery is very good - not too dense, easy to read during the rotation. You should also get Surgical Recall - this book is amazing and will prepare you for pretty much all of the pimping questions.
     
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    I read Way.
     
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    SocialistMD.
    How is Way?
     
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    If you read just the general surgery topics, it will more than prepare you for the shelf. I am currently rereading it now as an intern for a basic science review for the absite. It is a little lengthy, but it isn't a difficult read and it is possible to finish it in a month while still sleeping and maintaining your clinical responsibilities.
     

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