Pioneers in Surgical Gastroenterology

Pioneers in Surgical Gastroenterology


Edited by E.W. Gillison, Edited by Henry Buchwald


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  • Publisher: TFM Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 269mm x 28mm | 1,565g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Harley
  • ISBN 10: 1903378354
  • ISBN 13: 9781903378359
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos & illus
  • Sales rank: 1,131,558

Product description

This book is both a lively introduction and a guidebook to those pioneers, most of them surgeons, who attempted to help their patients by extending the boundaries of their own knowledge and experience. In the 16 chapters of the book, an international group of authors have provided something of value to all those with an interest in surgical gastroenterology. Medical students and young trainees will come to understand the principles behind modern gastrointestinal surgery. Researchers will find insights and inspiration for their work and publications. Established surgeons and physicians will be rewarded with information that adds colour to their teaching, either on ward rounds or during formal lectures. Great care has been taken in choosing appropriate portraits and illustrations to bring these remarkable pioneers to life for the reader.

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Author information

E W Gillison is Emeritus Consultant Surgeon at Kidderminster Hospital and Honourable Consultant Surgeon at City Hospital NHS Trust in Birmingham H Buchwald is Professor of Surgery in the Owen and Sarah Wangensteen Department of Surgery and President of the Central Surgical Association of America.

Table of contents

Early Origins of Anatomy and Surgery; The Battle Against Infection; The Changing Tides in Oesophageal Surgery; The Arrival of Bariatric Surgery; Gastroduodenal Surgery; Surgery of the Liver and Billiary Tree; Surgery of the Pancreas; The Challenges of Intestinal Obstruction; Intestinal Reconstruction; The Story of Appendicitis; The Surgery of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Evolution of Surgery for Colorectal Cancer; The Anus and Peri-Anal Conditions; Alimentary Tract Disorders in Infants and Children.