Available on back-order
Primary Surgery Vol 1 is written for non-specialist doctors and medical students working in district hospitals of the developing world. Moreover who can not refer a patient, both in an emergency and for cold surgery. The book contains the collective views of an international group of experts. In addition it selects information from the specialities into which surgery has now fallen, which the generalist can make good use of. Users of the Primary Surgery vol 1 report doing successful operations on surgical problems they knew nothing about. Found they could cope with problems, such as when a doctor who had just arrived at a hospital had to treat a patient with a strangulated hernia. He was the only doctor present and knew that if he referred the patient he would die on the way. So he used the book and the result was successful.
You can purchase Primary Surgery Vol. 2 here:
Primary Surgery Vol 2 includes detailed description of trauma which the non-specialist general duty doctor can use to treat all human injuries that might possibly benefit from his care. Aimed mainly at medical schools and district hospitals in the developing world. But also any doctor who has to treat an injured patient will find it useful. Subjects in the Primary Surgery Vol 2 include injuries of vessels, nerves and tendons, amputations, skin grafts and flaps, burns, eye injuries, bone injuries. Also injuries to the lower urinary and genital tract and the abdomen and kidneys.