In the preface of this excellent text on the pathology of trauma, Dr Sevitt states that "the Pathology of Injury is complex, involving all organs and systems in a variety of complicated and interrelated ways." Other equally clear and concise statements are scattered abundantly throughout the text.
The first chapter is devoted to statistics of accidents; the author points out how different countries report death from injury, which can be confusing when trying to compare data.
Chapter 2 is an excellent summary of the more important physiological and pathological reactions following injury. In a concise and lucid manner, the author utilizes clinical and investigational data to explain these processes.
In chapters 3 through 15, specific topics and organs or organ systems are covered. While there is some variation in depth of coverage in these chapters, Dr Sevitt has maintained a clarity of presentation in each chapter that keeps the reader's