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Cambridge University Press
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December 2009
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Medicine, Surgery

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This is the new, expanded and updated edition of the key text currently available for the first stages of the MRCS examination. Mirroring the exam syllabus, it offers the trainee a clear understanding of the core knowledge required for examination success and incorporates new material reflecting recent developments and the new examination. The chapters have been written by acknowledged experts, many of whom are themselves involved in the training and examining of candidates. Designed to achieve maximum efficiency in learning, the content provides ample detail, key points and suggestions for further reading. In addition to a detailed index, each chapter has its own table of contents to enhance ease of use. It will be indispensable for the new trainee, and will also provide established surgeons and other healthcare professionals working in the surgical environment with a modern, authoritative overview of the key areas of surgical practice.


‘This book sets out to instruct the basic surgical trainee and to cover the unified syllabus of the new MRCS and AFRCS Ed examinations. I believe that it achieves this in a clear and succinct manner... It fills the gap which currently exists between the Royal College Course Manual and the purer surgical texts.’

Source: Injury

‘The design is refreshingly practical and integrates modern clinical practice with the level of basic science demanded in the current fellowship... with the new integrated curriculum the content should be of use across the continuum of examination parts and throughout Basic Surgical Training. Busy trainees will appreciate the concise and practical additional reading recommended in each section.’

Source: Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

‘This is one of the few surgical textbooks where coverage of problems of the muscle and skeletal regions is included …The selection of subjects follows recommendations given by the Royal College of Surgeons and the book is well presented, in paperback, with good print quality and a well-arranged layout. For all those who want a comprehensive and clear survey of the most important surgical subjects, this book is recommended without hesitation.’

Ake Andren-Sandberg - Haukeland Hospital, Norway

'Together [the editors] bring a wealth of publishing and examining experience in order to co-ordinate the contributions from many well-respected and extremely experienced chapter authors in a formal manner. … I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to trainees at an early stage of their training in order to guide them effectively to the core syllabus topics and since it provides a substantial portion of the detail required from the MRCS.'

Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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  • 20 - Head and neck
    pp 391-414
    • By Walter WK King, Centre Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong; Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, John KS Woo, Consultant in Otorhionolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dennis SC Lam, Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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