"Dr Ward Booth's handbook for the serious student and practitioner of trauma surgery is a book of classics. Dr Ward Booth has merged the pivotal case for the injury with the literature of peer-review and practice, to give an everyman's guide to current international best practice. From the threshold of 'what is possible' to safe triage, blunt to penetrating wounds, the evidence base and practice in trauma surgery is covered comprehensively and clearly. In the hands of a master, the trauma knowledge of this book will be a considerable asset."
"Ralph's book offers a very detailed approach to teaching the specialty and is divided into four parts: communication and relation building, initial assessment and management, basic management and procedural skills and advanced medical and surgical skills and procedures. Each part is divided into chapters addressing a particular aspect of the specialty. A chapter on major trauma and the emergency surgeon is also included. The book is to a high standard, both regarding its presentation and its contents. There is a useful and readably large font that makes key anatomical and other fast-moving information easy to read. The Patient is always at the heart of this. Ralph's insight and experience means that he does not see the victim of trauma as a 'case' but a human being. He explores and describes all the issues from items of immediate care to the patient's psychological needs. His description of each trauma and his explanation of management are detailed, giving the reader the insight they need to address this difficult problem."
"A highly recommended book. This is a very well presented book on the subject that can be recommended to everyone studying or working in the field, and we are grateful to the publisher for the opportunity to review it and to authors Ralph Kerr Gilbert and Peter Ward Booth. We are delighted to have this title in the TMS library and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in rare pathology of the head and neck. d2c66b5586