© 2005

Learning Surgery

The Surgery Clerkship Manual

  • Stephen F. Lowry
  • Rocco G. Ciocca
  • Candice S. Rettie
  • Micki Vodarsik


  • An essential reference for the surgery clerkship, Learning Surgery is organized by symptoms and includes algorithms, case presentations, and evidence-based tables that aid in the evaluation and diagnosis of surgical diseases


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Clinical Surgery in the Surgical Clerkship Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rocco G. Ciocca
      Pages 3-18
    3. Candice S. Rettie, Gary B. Nackman
      Pages 19-41
    4. Stephen F. Lowry
      Pages 42-61
    5. John T. Malcynski
      Pages 82-98
    6. Carla Braxton, J. Martin Perez
      Pages 118-135
    7. Gregory R. Brevetti, Lucy S. Brevetti, Rocco G. Ciocca
      Pages 136-148
    8. Candice S. Rettie, Randall S. Burd
      Pages 149-158
  3. Management of Surgical Diseases During the Clerkship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. James J. Chandler, Doreen M. Agnese
      Pages 177-199
    3. John P. Sutyak
      Pages 200-232
    4. John E. Langenfeld
      Pages 233-256
    5. Alan J. Spotnitz
      Pages 257-263
    6. Alan J. Spotnitz
      Pages 264-283
    7. Alan J. Spotnitz
      Pages 284-304
    8. Rocco G. Ciocca
      Pages 305-324

About this book


A symptom-based version of the critically-acclaimed Norton/Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, Learning Surgery provides a ready reference to those in third and fourth year residencies. Essential algorithms and case presentations meet with clerkship learning objectives as outlined by the Association of Surgical Education in their ASE Manual. Two sections include Introduction to Clinical Surgery in the Surgical Clerkship Setting and Management of Surgical Diseases During the Clerkship. Chapters include: Stroke, Hypertension, Abdominal Masses, Head Injuries, and Burns. Written by leading clinicians and educators, both surgery residents and medical students will find LEARNING SURGERY indispensible in their rotations and clerkships. Surgeons who train residents will also find the text a valuable ajunct to their teaching.


brain burns care colon diseases education infection management prevention shock stroke surgery transplantation trauma traumatic brain injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen F. Lowry
    • 1
  • Rocco G. Ciocca
    • 2
  • Candice S. Rettie
    • 2
  • Micki Vodarsik
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Office of the ChairmanUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Surgery
  • Book Subtitle The Surgery Clerkship Manual
  • Editors Stephen F. Lowry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-22583-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1978-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-28310-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 792
  • Number of Illustrations 96 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"This book includes two parts consisting of forty two chapters authored by experts from the USA. It covers core concepts and common problems of surgical practice. This textbook is dedicated to surgical trainees and general residents faced with occasional surgical problems. … Overall, this book has a good quality text and some excellent key point algorithm treating general surgical problems and even specialized features as transplantation. … this textbook should be recommended to surgical trainees and referring non-surgical-physicians." (Dr. V. Thill, Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 106 (1), 2006)

"This is a well-presented volume. There is a very good presentation of each chapter with objectives at the beginning and a clear summary at the end. It is nice that there are case presentations at the beginning of each chapter … that keeps the reader interested. There is frequent use of diagrams and flow charts to convey management plans. … It is a book to be referred to … ." (Brian Rees, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 89, March, 2007)