Dunn's Surgical Diagnosis and Management: A Guide to General Surgical Care

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Wiley, May 12, 1999 - Medical - 736 pages
Dunn's Surgical Diagnosis and Management has become the standard textbook for house surgeons and final year medical students. The book is particularly valued for its consistent structure and practical information. Unlike similar texts, the book gives details of the day-to-day management of patients. The first part of the book covers general surgical management and ward care. The second part deals with the principles of surgical practice including fluid balance, sutures and drains and communicating with relatives and general practitioners.

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About the author (1999)

David Dunn died whilst in the process o creating this third edition of Dunn’s Surgical Diagnosis and Management. He was as outstanding teacher of surgery. His logical mind saw many ways of providing essential information in an easily digestible format - a great benefit to generations of students at the Cambridge Clinical Medical School and the original basis for this book.

His initial training was at Cambridge and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and he returned to Cambridge, firstly as Assistant Director of Research to the Academic Surgical Unit and subsequently to the NHS Consultant staff, to which he was appointed in 1974 and on which he remained until his premature retirement through ill health in 1997.

During his twenty-three years as a Consultant he displayed a keen interest in many of the emerging areas of surgical practice; these included transplantation, vascular and paediatric surgery, surgical audit and latterly, and with tremendous success, minimally invasive techniques. His ability to identify likely areas of surgical expansion was uncanny, and few surgeons in modern times have been able to achieve such success in so many different fields.

He overall surgical ability stemmed from a very secure basic knowledge. His concise analysis of surgical principles form the cornerstone of this highly successful book, written with Nigel Rawlinson, his former House Surgeon, and now into its third edition. This book will continue to be deservedly popular at Cambridge and at many other Clinical Schools for years to come, and will remain a lasting tribute to its senior author.

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