If youre a surgery resident and haven’t read the book “Top Knife” You need to. I’m a little embarrassed I haven’t read it prior to now.
It is an amazing “textbook”. Its especially amazing to me in that it describes my thought processes when dealing with major trauma almost exactly. It supports my theory that while making surgeons may resemble making sausage, it’s amazing what a consistent product we turn out. The crucible of patient care and surgical training does a great job of creating safe thought processes and actions.