Primary Surgery (Volume One) is Published Free Online

Dear KBNF Family,

Our colleague Michael Cotton (part of the G4 Alliance) has released a Second Edition of the free textbook Primary Surgery.

Created as a free resource for medical professionals, this textbook is available here.

From the Preface:

The first edition of this work by Maurice King appeared in 1990 and has established itself as the gold standard of do-it-yourself guides to surgery in the up-country hospital. Some 50000 hours of work went into compiling the mass of expert contributions from many varied and far-flung individuals, all enthusiasts with a first hand indigenous experience of surgery in poor-resource environments. The need for such a book has been amply justified, and 25 years on, its usefulness is in no way diminished. Indeed, there is even greater urgency for such appropriate basic surgical guidelines to be disseminated in parts of the world where people’s access to surgery has been difficult or well-nigh impossible. To this end, it is envisaged that these manuals will be translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese, and also produced electronically as Compact Discs. Publication on a freely accessible web-site will allow more readers access throughout the world.

We are not involved in the creation, editing or establishing of this textbook, but feel it is okay to share the information with our readers.

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