The book works and is fun. The format is simple and concise, and this pocket size, soft-cover book is easy to whip out and read when a spare moment arises. It is not a comprehensive text for the on-call surgical or radiology registrar, although it does have a reasonable index allowing for review of a specific pathological condition. My only complaints are that the contributors have delved a little too deeply into their teaching files, producing one or two cases that are quite esoteric, and that photographic reproduction, especially for the abdominal radiographs, is not always optimal.
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