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A richly illustrated guide to general surgical procedures suitable for use in small hospitals that are subject to constraints on personnel, equipment, and drugs.
Information is addressed to the medical officer who may not have formal training in surgery, yet has gained experience under supervision of all the relevant techniques. Following an overview of basic principles, the book presents detailed information on surgical procedures for the face and neck, chest, abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital system. Pediatric surgery is also covered. Most of the operations included are for saving life, alleviating pain, preventing the development of serious complications, or stabilizing a patient's condition pending referral. Simple but standard surgical techniques have been selected wherever possible, and procedures that require specialist skills or that could add unnecessarily to the doctor's workload have been avoided. Lists of essential surgical instruments, equipment and supplies conclude the text.
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... an invaluable practical guide for doctors working in remote areas... well worth buying... (British Journal of Clinical Practice)
The illustrations are particularly clear and can be followed without difficulty ... There is no doubt that this book will fill an important need in many parts of the world... (Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
... a useful book for single-handed doctors in the bush... (Africa Health)
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Book Description World Health Organization, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P119241542357