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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Surgery At a Glance


Surgery At a Glance

Surgery at a Glance Vishal Jain and Ashish Jain - Peepee Publishersget 20%discount and Free Postage anywhere in India


Vishal Jain, Ashish Jain


Peepee Publishers and Distributors




Rs 150 (Rs 120 after discount)

Type of Book

Rapid Notes

Exams covered

All Exams (Theory also)

Subjects covered


Intended for

MBBS Students

Final MBBS Theory Paper

PG Aspirants

Can be Used for

Final MBBS Theory Paper

Post Graduates in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology etc for Surgery Theory Paper

Impressed with

1. The concept of the book - This was a book which was needed even when we were preparing for our exams

2. The authors have managed to strike a correct note between giving too little and too much. and this keeps this book ahead of most other books of this size

Areas for Improvement

1. Type setting - The Composer seems to be oblivious to the fact that there are something called as Subscript and Superscript

2. Diagrams - In Few diagrams, pixels are seen


A final year MBBS student knows for sure what to read and where to read that for his clinicals in General Surgery. There are about a dozen long cases and two dozen short cases and spotters and one can easily prepare for those with Bailey and Love, Clinical Das and Surgical Short Cases by Das. And there are other books for reference as well.

But a big dilemma will occur while reading for the theory part. There are about 70 - 80 topics from which one can get a long (essay) question or Short Notes in a theory Paper. Most of the questions will be from topics that are given too little in Bailey and too much in Schwartz / Sabiston.

Though Short Cases by Das is a book suited for Clinicals, Short Cases, Few Long Cases, Spotters, and Theory part for the topics given, not everything of importance is covered in that book. Topics which are not covered in that book become a nightmare for the hapless students (including two of our review team who used to study for the theory part of the exam only after the study Holidays !!) when one has to prepare notes for those questions before the exams

Obviously the student has so little time and one has to prepare for clinics as well as theory part in not only Surgery, but also in Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Medicine and Paediatrics. Surgery at a Glance written by Vishal Jain and Ashish Jain and published by Peepee Publishers and Distributors comes in handy in such situations

The book deals with those questions commonly asked form the topics starting from General Surgery, Head and Neck Diseases and Conditions. Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Gland are dealt adequately. Few topics of Breast and Pancreas are also given. Gastrointestinal tract is dealt in detail.

A special attention has been accorded to the Vascular Conditions like Embolic disorders, Berger's Diseases, Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion, Aneurysmal Diseases and Deep Vein Thrombosis and also to the Paediatric Conditions like Cystic Hygroma, Tracheo Esophageal Fistula, Malrotations, Atresias, Hirshsprung's Disease. Hernias and Appendicits get their share.

This book is also suited for the Post graduates in few states (like Tamil nadu) where they have to write a paper after their first year.

The greatest beneficiaries of this title (in addition to the Final MBBS Students and PGs in Surgery ) will the Postgraduates of other Surgical Specialities (like Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology etc) who have to write a Theory Paper in General Surgery in their Final Year Degree Examination, who were so long dependent of Surgical Short Cases by Das, (for the topics covered there) though not all questions could be answered from that book alone.

To put it in a nutshell, More than nine out of the ten questions asked in any Theory paper in General Surgery can be answered with Ease, if one reads This book by Vishal Jain and Ashish Jain in addition to Surgical Short Cases by Das


Lung Anomalies, Malformations in Splenic Development and Cosmetic Surgery which are not so commonly found in Undergraduate Texts, but are very common in the question paper , are dealt in a nice manner

If you have to write a Theory Paper in General Surgery.. THIS BOOK IS A MUST !!!

Reviewed on

April 21st 2004

Reviewed by

Post Graduates in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics


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