Reddit reviews: The best surgery books

We found 79 Reddit comments discussing the best surgery books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 43 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Surgery:

u/Strange_Bean · 7 pointsr/StardustCrusaders

In regards to spoilers, I think it's important to note that there's some things which are going to be spoiled no matter what you do. This thing's been out for several years now, so some stuff will be spread around, especially from Stardust Crusaders. It's easy for those of us who've read it already to forget that the details of Dio's Stand were a significant plot point. It's best to treat some things like the conclusion of The Empire Strikes Back, and accept that though they may not be surprising, it's still quite a ride to go through.

For reading the manga, things are kind of up in the air at the moment. Officially, there's only Stardust Crusaders in English so far, with Jojonium on the way, and though everything is translated in one form or another, Parts 3 and 5 still have subpar chapters, and we see a new one updated every couple of weeks on bato.to, so there's no big collected download for those parts in decent quality. It may be a good idea to emphasize supporting the official release; as that's the only way we'll get more translated officially. Related to that, it's probably a good idea to point out the name changes in the translation. Some people are very sensitive about that, so maybe let them know that there are fansub groups for the anime, though that doesn't support the official release.

Unfortunately, the books seem to be the easiest thing to buy; the anime is spread across fifteen volumes, all of which are fairly costly, and there's no stateside release yet. It's all on Crunchyroll, and you could buy a premium membership if you want to support it, but I think there's some debate on whether or not that's really worth it. Apart from that, the most common merch would be the figures, with the Super Action Statue line being poseable, smaller figures, and the Statue Legends line being larger, static, and more detailed. Might be worth looking for someone to give you more precise terminology. There's other things floating around though, like this beautiful piece of work.

The games are pretty easy, but it may be worth including something like this Pastebin of instructions on how to get Heritage for the Future running with Fightcade. I have no idea if that actually works or anything, but there are ways to get HftF running on PCs.

When it comes to introducing Jojo to people I think the anime is pretty much the best option. I tend to use this clip when showing off what it's about. It's not much of a spoiler, and works really well as a barometer for whether or not they'll be into the series as a whole.

Something that might be worth including is the various unofficial attempts at making a Jojo tabletop game that have happened over the years. This seems to be the most complete one, but someone else might have a better idea. A FAQ might also be a good idea; I.E. What order should I read them in, why did they replace the Ripple, how does King Crimson work.

u/drdikdik · 2 pointsr/medicine

I haven't read this book but it's a nice hardcover with beautiful historical illustrations and is not very expensive. I doubt it's comprehensive / definitive but you'll love flipping through it and it'll look great on your bookshelf:


Another area I've become interested in (in my own field of expertise, not surgery) is actually buying historical texts. Find a specialty used book store in your city and browse through their medical/scientific books. Even a standard (med school-level) text from 70 years ago is fascinating when understood in the context of what has come since. And the <100 year-old books are not expensive (<$100).

abebooks.com is full of cheap old used (and expensive old used) textbooks from many countries and areas of medicine.

When I am thinking about a disease that I encounter in my practice frequently (ex. Hodgkin disease), sometimes it's fun to dip into one of my old textbooks and read something like "Hodgkin's disease is a disease of the hematopoietic organs [...] It is invariably fatal. Whether it is neoplastic or inflammatory in nature remains a matter of dispute." (Boyd, 1947).

These old textbooks are very readable. That edition of Boyd's pathology belonged to my grandfather. Every single page of it is fascinating.

u/ferry_quickly · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Yeah, I'm a 4th year going into ortho and this website is good to glance over right before you see a case or after you see a new patient. VuMedi has some good ortho stuff, so if you have access to a computer between cases it's a good place to check.

This book is probably my #1 favorite as far as preliminary knowledge, and it's presented in a fun and memorable way: http://www.amazon.com/Orthopedics-Made-Ridiculously-Simple-Medmaster/dp/0940780860

I'm all about making ortho & ER people friends! I hope you have a great rotation!

u/nursewords · 3 pointsr/CRNA

haha I second the ultra fine tip sharpies!! They are essential! Some of the stuff I've gotten along the way were cute/funny badge holders (retractable), scrub hats, nice stethoscope (if she doesn't have one already)/steth holder - after using and hating many of the plastic ones I finally sprung for the leather batclip and I love it (as a student you always have to have your steth on you while walking around and you have to have your hands free)

This book was like gold to me doing peds cases.

For classroom, a lot of people in my class, including me, used these. They write really smooth and fine and all the colors are useful in notes - especially with things like anatomy. She'll need an endless supply of computer paper. I used a good many index cards (ruled).

Good luck to you! It's a very difficulty journey. Try your best to not take things too personally and prepare yourself for a lot less quality time together. It's very difficult to explain it to someone on the outside, but this program actually fundamentally changed me as a person. It hardens you. It's not a bad thing necessarily, but I often think that I'm not the same person that my husband fell in love with!! We stuck it out together and are as happy as ever, but there are definitely plenty of relationships and marriages that don't survive this - so be ready to fight for it!

u/RobPlaysThatGame · 5 pointsr/disney

My favorites in no particular order:

Realityland - Goes into the history of Walt Disney World, with a heavy focus on the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. It covers MGM and the Animal Kingdom as well, but you can tell the author has a real ax to grind with Michael Eisner, and so the second half of the book comes off him being bitter about change. Regardless, it's worth a read and the front half on the first phase and Epcot are really interesting.

Disney War - Possibly my favorite Disney book. It covers the Michael Eisner era of the company, from him and Wells joining in the 80s to Bob Iger taking over. This book covers all of the aspects of the company, not just the parks, and is very inside baseball. I love it because it covers a lot of the projects and decisions the company makes from a business perspective rather than from a storytelling/magic/enjoyment level.

Building a Company - This is Bob Thomas' biography for Roy O Disney. I'm a fan of this one because it offers an alternate perspective on the early years, by focusing on Roy instead of Walt. Similar to Disney War, it covers a lot of the same history that you'd get out of a Walt biography, but with more of a lean on the business element.

In Service to the Mouse - The memoirs of Jack Lindquist. It's a fun easy read full of random anecdotes and memories from his time at the Disney company, all the way up to him being made president of Disneyland.

u/markeditor · 1 pointr/Ophthalmology

Here's a question: are you actually in the US?

I work for a surgeon in Zurich (currently redoing the English-language website) that was developing CXL back in the day (Farhad Hafezi), and continues to research what's going on at the molecular level in keratoconic corneas, and how to improve CXL (his research group showed the importance of oxygen availability in the reaction, and why that limits how fast CXL can be performed, for example) https://www.elza-institute.com/corneal-cross-linking-cxl/ - he also co-wrote the textbook! https://www.amazon.com/Corneal-Cross-Linking-Farhad-Hafezi-MD/dp/1630912107

I have thin corneas, so I'm absolutely delighted I work for the ELZA Institute and can have them monitored regularly and easily. :)

If you are in the US, on the West Coast, the other author of the textbook is J. Bradley Randleman (https://eye.keckmedicine.org/doctors/j-bradley-randleman/) and he's wonderful at it too.

Practically, though, there are many good cornea specialists out there (and everyone's right - you need a cornea specialist) whatever country you are in. What's most important is getting treated. IMHO, you need to have a surgeon that's offering epi-off CXL. Epi-on is getting better, but it's not there yet. You want CXL to stop your KC progressing; why risk it? And Epi-on risks that far more than epi-off.

One thing my boss can do that is above and beyond regular CXL in keratoconus is also perform a custom Trans-PRK laser ablation - you'd be very unlikely to be 20/20 afterwards like most laser refractive procedures, but you would have an easier time of it with sclerals etc. Hafezi did a lot of the development with one of the laser manufacturers, Schwind, to get their excimer algorithms right in post-CXL corneas, so if anyone knows how to do that best, it's him.

u/aswiftkick · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wow, I'm amazed at your generosity. Seriously.

Anyway, I'm in a Masters program for Physician Assistant Studies. I am hoping to do Surgery or OB/GYN after school, however, I won't know if I actually like those areas until I get to my rotation (I'm in my second year out of three). It would be really amazing if you could possibly get this book. I realize a lot of people have already asked, so no biggie if you can't.

u/Innocuousbananapeel · 3 pointsr/medicalschool

I found Pocket Surgery to be helpful as a resource for patient management when I was on my Sub-I's. Surgical Recall is excellent for pimping questions.

This is obvious, but for completeness:

  1. Know the patient.
  2. Make sure you know your anatomy (regular and irregular) for each case.
  3. Know the potential complications of the procedure being performed and how to manage them.
  4. At a place like UC, you should see a lot of referrals and potential re-do cases (depending on the service). If the patient was operated on before, make sure you read the previous operative note so you know what they did.
  5. Practice knot tying. I borrowed a needle driver and suture from the OR to help with practicing various sutures for skin closing at home. I bought a practice suture kit on Amazon (there are many available at various price ranges) to work on.
u/IceprincessOCN · 2 pointsr/medicine

Hey y'all! I'm working with an otorhinolaryngologist who's become a facial plastic surgeon here in Mexico City. We've been getting into the practice of facial feminization surgery for transgender patients and this surgeon I work with has been working really hard to improve considerably. I was his first FFS patient (Type 3 forehead feminization, rhinoplasty and thyroid cartillage reduction) and volunteered as a beta tester for the frontoplasty. The results were adequate, although we noticed many things that could be improved about the forehead work.

This feedback was applied into some cadaver testing and it helped a lot with another two patients he had to do a frontoplasty on (One to remove an osteoma in the frontal sinus and another one for type 3 forehead reconstruction last Thursday. This last one went pretty well and I reckon he's learned a lot since mine). So much so that another world renowed FFS surgeon he's friends with praised my doc's work on the forehead through Instagram.

Now, we've been looking at a course this organization called Facial Team offers in Marbella Spain. The doc was part of the first webinar they ever organized in 2018 for trans facial surgery, and they personally invited the doc to the FFS training course in Spain, but we didn't have the resource for that at the time.

We are looking into enrolling to this course, but the problem is how much they're charging: Around $26,000 USD for ONE WEEK (Link to download last year's course HERE). We are located in Mexico and, the doc has always trained in public universities (Which here are completely free of charge) and been able to get scholarships (Full or partial) for high level specializations. We do question whether it's worth investing into this or not.

So, in your opinion, is it worth taking this course for him? We feel like it's just too much money for what they're teaching, and the doc's been learning plenty with books like the one released by Dr. Somenek and plenty of scientific research papers on the matter. Nevermind that he constantly updates his knowledge.

u/bookrecthrowaway · 1 pointr/medicalschool

Marino’s ICU Book is great. The latest edition from Amazon comes with an Inkling copy which is convenient on the go. The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics and Critical Care are both good quick references, though they have less explanation than Marino’s.

For Anesthesia, Miller’s Anesthesia is the standard Harrison’s-style specialty text. At the medical student level a lot of places recommend “Baby Miller” aka Basics of Anesthesia. I personally preferred Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, but both are good introductory texts. FWIW, my school had both available online so it was easy to pick and choose.

u/startingphresh · 1 pointr/anesthesiology

For more of a pleasure read I'd recommend "Counting Backwards" It's a collection of stories by an anesthesiologist and I really enjoyed it! you can get it here

P.S. you are still so young, you should go to medical school instead :)

u/Garden_Weasel · 5 pointsr/physicianassistant

Like almost 10% of PAs who responded to the AAPA yearly review, I'm in orthopedics.

I used Handbook of fractures during my first year. I literally carried it everywhere I went
I am using Surgical Exposures in Orthopedics to learn my anatomy beyond Netters
I use Orthobullets every day and am working my way through their residency 365 day core curriculum study plan
I used Pocket Orthopedics when I first started, but now I realize its a bit outdated
I used This Instrumentation Book when I first started to learn all the instruments
I used this Scrub Tech book when I first started
I used Essentials of General Surgery for basic floor management stuff

Hope that helps

u/skulldriller · 2 pointsr/physicianassistant

Greenberg is the go to.

afterwards you should also get this one
and this one for the OR

as far as expectations, expect to not know a lot in the beginning. It's easier to learn things as you see them rather than trying to study everything at once. ICP management has some basic but also some specifics depending on the etiology. Look at every scan on every patient you have and compare to the previous when able, repetition makes you better as it will with most things. Don't shoot from the hip, if you don't know look it up and ask for clarification questions.

I'm not a CC guy, we have neurointensivists for that so I'm of no help there.

u/SDAdam · 3 pointsr/ems

What you want are these two:

Airway Cam Guide to Intubation


Anyone Can Intubate!

Don't be fooled by the name of the second one, these are both serious texts on the active management of airways and the photography int he first book is literally the most helpful thing you could ever read and see in regards to managing airways.

u/fuegopantalones · 2 pointsr/theknick

For medical history, the Morbid Anatomy Anthology has several books that helped fill the void The Knick left. They have Kindle editions but they're useless because they scanned the pages of the hardcover books so the text is tiny and unreadable. Worth getting the hardcovers; the illustrations are gorgeous. I really liked:

Crucial Interventions
The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

u/cpcwrites · 1 pointr/steampunk

The diagrams alone were enough to make me wince! I recently ordered Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery and am very much looking forward to reading all about how horrific medical procedures were through the 1800s.

Thanks for sharing another great article.

u/gasolinerainbow · 2 pointsr/brisbane

The new Stephen King book, a book full of antique surgical illustations, a book about creepy asylum treatments back in the early 20th century, and some money toward a new laptop. :)

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/medicine

/u/BedsideRounds, I was just going to suggest the same thing, as I have the book and enjoy thumbing through it. I also have Crucial Interventions, which is along the same style.

Which podcast do you host? If you are uncomfortable telling us in public, can you PM me? Never mind I just read it in your starter comment.