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All inputs are welcome , just searching for some guidance here
This poll is pretty worthless. There's probably only 5-10 people who post on SDN who even have experience with the books, and you already know we have different preferences from reading our posts on the subject. The poll changes nothing.All inputs are welcome , just searching for some guidance here
Word!!whats wrong with you people, I SWEAR i have been through all of them , i read full chapters and i have been using mastery regularly via online access, but when it comes to being an intern, when in Rome do as the Romans do.
the question is very simple which one is your favorite!!!! what is so ambiguous in this to lecture me about what should i do, if you dont have a favorite feel free to scroll to the next post
Let me know if you'd like to take a look at a 5th edition Mastery if you want to *ahem* try before you *buy*.Even though I don't do general surgery anymore (except when I assist friends for fun and profit), I like to have an updated GS text and atlas on my shelf for reference.
I see there is a new Zollingers which I am considering upgrading to (since that is what I've always used) but want to consider others as well.
For those that have had the chance to look at all of them:
- what is "missing" from Chassin's (ie, its nearly a decade old)?
- is Scott-Conner's 2008 Operative Anatomy worthwhile (ie, how is it different from Chassin's that she edited)?
I like Mastery but not sure, since I have the last edition, that I wish to upgrade for over $300.
I have Skandalakis. I have found it to be a bit unbalanced...something like a thousand pages on hernia but then short shrift to other things.Never even looked at Mastery although that is a popular one.
Back in the day, I used Chassin's, Zollinger, and also the little red Skandalakis book called "Surgical Anatomy and Techniques". That Skandalakis book is really pretty sweet for explaining the steps to an operation, and detailing the relevant anatomy.
An awesome web site for laparoscopy is websurg.com. It is free and the videos are high quality, and excellent for viewing the night before a case.
I've always liked Operative Anatomy by Scott-Conner because it is well done, but it's not a gigantic 2-volume set, and it is hypothetically more mobile.I have Skandalakis. I have found it to be a bit unbalanced...something like a thousand pages on hernia but then short shrift to other things.
I appreciate the websurg link, but I just want something to have on my shelf.
Any thoughts on what Chassin might be missing since its so old?
Then it can't really be the best. While I admit that I'm not familiar with the book, there's very little that we did the same 15-16 years ago as we do now. Surgical technique has evolved in nearly all areas of surgery, even pediatrics despite their attempts to stay the same.Rob and smith's Operative surgery is still the best although new edition hasnt come after 1995
I dont agree, the surgical anatomy and the basic principles don't change. The book is useful even today.Then it can't really be the best. While I admit that I'm not familiar with the book, there's very little that we did the same 15-16 years ago as we do now. Surgical technique has evolved in nearly all areas of surgery, even pediatrics despite their attempts to stay the same.