Operative Strategy in General Surgery

An Expositive Atlas Volume II

  • Jameson L. Chassin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Breast

    1. Front Matter
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  3. Biliary Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
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  4. Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
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About this book


This surgical atlas should be of great value to all clinical surgeons, both those in training and those in surgical practice, and Dr. Chassin is superbly qualified to author this work. During more than three decades as a mem­ ber of the faculty of the New York University School of Medicine, he has taught countless residents many aspects of the art of surgical tech­ nique. One measure of Dr. Chassin's unusual teaching ability is that he is both Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York University and Director of Surgery at Booth Memorial Hospital, where our fourth-year surgical residents have rotated regularly for the past 12 years. Booth Memorial is the only hospital outside the New York University Medical Center to which New York University residents rotate. This simple fact well under­ lines Dr. Chassin's remarkable capability for teaching. When a surgical complication develops after an operation, two or three possibilities should be considered. First, of course, was the diagnosis correct? If it was, then the cause of the complication is usually either an inadequate operative technique or a flawed concept underlying the selection of the operative procedure. When the surgical technique seems faultless, a postoperative complication would strongly indicate that the concept was erroneous, albeit cherished perhaps for decades. Unlike any other atlas on operative technique, this book specifically discusses the conceptual basis of the operation as well as the strategy that will help the surgeon avoid common pitfalls. The operative technique is then described step by step.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4172-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4174-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4172-8
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