Medicine And Books

Oxford Textbook of Surgery

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:948
  1. R W Talbot

    Ed Peter J Morris, Ronald A Malt Oxford University Press, pounds sterling125, pp 2764 + index ISBN 0 19 261800 8

    Even after every mountain in the world has been climbed and all the seas navigated, people will find innovative approaches to old challenges. Production of the Oxford Textbook of Surgery, in two heavy and unwieldy volumes, must rank among such endeavours. The final chapter, entitled “How to select a surgical trainee,” is somewhat out of place in a surgical textbook, but it lists the 12 criteria identified by occupational psychologists for a surgeon in general. These include communication skills, a broad and balanced perspective, and tolerance of …

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