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Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

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Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen
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This classic text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate. It is chock full of the pearls of clinical wisdom that students and practitioners treasure, and many of these lessons apply to medicine in general. The book was well characterized by a reviewer of an earlier edition for The New England Journal of Medicine: 'If only one book about surgery could be made available to physicians from all specialties, it should probably be Silen's recent revision of Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen. Since the book first appeared, it has remained the classic treatise on the initial approach to abdominal pain.' Because acute, severe abdominal pain is still a common problem whose misdiagnosis can result in quick death, each generation of beginning physicians is faced with the urgency of learning to make a diagnosis in this high-anxiety situation, and they appreciate the wise, humane, precisely detailed guidance offered by Cope and Silen. For the 22nd Edition, Dr. Silen has again updated the text in a respectful but significant way. He has added a chapter on the increasing disorder of diverticulitis, reexamines the use of analgesics, emphasizes the costs of over-testing, and updates all recommendations regarding trauma, radiologic studies, and therapeutic recommendations.

Author Biography

William Silen, MD Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Emeritus Harvard University Medical School Boston, MA
Release date Australia
January 12th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by William Silen
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
22nd Revised edition
Illustrations
65 black and white illustrations
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
139x208x18
ISBN-13
9780199730452
Product ID
3809324

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