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Singh

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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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Singh said:
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.
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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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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