General Surgery: Principles and International Practice is organized over two volumes into ten Sections, each representing an important branch of surgical science. Amply supported by line drawings and photographs, algorithms and anatomical depictions, it provides illustrative, instructive and comprehensive coverage depicting the rationale for the basic operative principles mandated by state-of-the-art surgical therapy. von Bland, Kirby I.
Dr Kirby I. Bland is Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and Chairman, the Department of Surgery and Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published over 400 journal articles and is Primary Editor of 8 books. His past appointments include President of the Society of Surgical Oncology (1996/97) and Society of Surgical Chairs (2001) and President of the Association for Academic Surgery. Dr. Michael G. Sarr is Chief of Surgery at the Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a member of the American Motility Society, American Physiological Society, and most of the major surgical societies. He has published over 200 journal articles and is a co-editor of the new Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Surgery book just published by Saunders.