Reviewed by Dr Harry Brown
26th Edition (Published 2013)
Edited by Norman Williams, Christopher Bulstrode and Ronan O’Connell
If you know nothing about this book then don’t be misled by the title – this book is certainly not short, it is probably the very opposite. It is an in-depth, yet readable review of general surgery and is an ideal reference source for students, GPs, junior doctors and even established surgeons will appreciate an update, especially when a problem does not lie centrally within their regular field. I have used this book before which is not really that surprising as it is now in 26th edition and was first published in 1932. Even though I have used previous editions, I only became well acquainted with it, well after its first publication date!