© 2000

Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery

A Small Book for Residents, Thinking Surgeons and Even Students


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Philosophy

    1. Moshe Schein
      Pages 1-5
  3. Before the Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Moshe Schein
      Pages 9-16
    3. Moshe Schein
      Pages 17-26
    4. Moshe Schein
      Pages 29-40
    5. Moshe Schein
      Pages 41-44
  4. The Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Moshe Schein
      Pages 53-56
    3. Moshe Schein
      Pages 75-80
    4. Moshe Schein
      Pages 81-96
    5. Moshe Schein
      Pages 97-105
    6. Moshe Schein
      Pages 107-119
    7. Moshe Schein
      Pages 121-130
    8. Moshe Schein
      Pages 131-136
    9. Moshe Schein
      Pages 137-149

About this book


ix Preface Smart surgeons learn from their own mistakes, smarter surgeons learn from mistakes of others, some never learn . . . You are a resident, overworked and constantly tired; sitting down with your mentor for a brief tutorial. What do you want to get out of these few minutes? To organize your thoughts and approaches to the particular problem; to learn how he -the weathered surgeon -"tackles it"; to grasp a few practical "recipes" or "goodies" and take home a message or two; to laugh a bit and unwind. This is also our goal in this book. We hope that you are not repelled or offended by the non-formal character of this book. This is how emergency abdominal surgery is taught best, by trial and error and repetitions, with emphasis on basics. This is not a "complete" textbook, nor is it a cookbook type manual or discussion of case studies; neither is it a collection of detailed lecture notes or exhaustive lists. Instead, it consists of a series of informal, uncensored, chats between experienced surgeons and their trainees. No percentages, series, elaborated figures or complicated algorithms are included; only a surgeon's narrative, explaining how "he does it" -based on his experience and state of the art knowledge of the literature. No references are included as it was our aim to put down nothing which has not been experienced, confirmed and practiced in our own hands.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.New York Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery
  • Book Subtitle A Small Book for Residents, Thinking Surgeons and Even Students
  • Authors Moshe Schein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-78124-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-88133-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Internal Medicine
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