A good surgeon knows how to operate, a
better surgeon knows when to operate but the best surgeon knows why not
Redactie: G.C.M. Trimbos-Kemper, J.B. Trimbos
Illustrator: H. Brik et al...
Sec.auteur: A. Albayrak
Basics of surgery. It is often said that surgery is an art as well as a
science. However, a good technical surgeon is also a craftsman. From
its very beginning surgery was never a science. Medieval surgery was
performed by barbers and therefore by definition a trade. Traditional
surgical training was based on learning the teacher's techniques and
views. The art of surgery today combines excellence in craftsmanship
and scientific rigour.
Basics of surgery is about science, art and craftsmanship. It provides
facts and figures about the very basics of surgery as they apply to all
surgical specialties. The book presents the evidence-base for methods
of knot tying, the choice of suture material and the characteristics of
basic surgical instruments such as scissors, scalpels and forceps.
Topics such as wound healing, haemostasis and adhesion formation are
discussed by internationally recognized experts in their field. In
addition, we set out the ideal characteristics and attitude of a
surgeon, and describe what it takes to become a good surgeon. Some say
that good surgeons are created not made, we discuss this nature versus
The purpose of Basics of surgery is to bring together the available but
scattered information in the literature and to fill the gaps that exist
in most people's knowledge of the very basics of the surgical trade.
The adoption of this knowledge into the daily life of the surgical
community is badly needed so that the specialty can make the transition
from a traditional craft to a modern evidence-based specialty
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238 x 170 x 13 mm
Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (RB)