Review of Common Surgical Problems covers the current management of common general surgery problems at the Cleveland Clinic. It includes 26 chapters and 500 pages in a small portable hardback with bold print and numerous black-and-white graphs, charts, illustrations, and photographs. Each chapter is not only a review of the practice of the Cleveland Clinic but also presents a current overview of the literature with an excellent bibliography.
The chiefs of the various services and their staffs collaborated in this review, and the book was edited by Dr Hermann, chief of the general surgery service at the Cleveland Clinic.
Subjects covered include preoperative and postoperative care, with discussion regarding antibiotics, nutrition, and the role of the surgical intensive care unit; surgery of the gastrointestinal tract; cancer of the head and neck; endocrine and breast surgery; and abdominal incisions and hernia repairs. In addition, there are chapters on the subspecialties of