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Cope’s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen TWENTY-SECOND EDITION eBook Free Download

Cope’s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen TWENTY-SECOND EDITION eBook Free Download

Cope’s Early  Diagnosis of the  Acute Abdomen TWENTY-SECOND EDITION eBook Free Download

Cope’s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen TWENTY-SECOND EDITION eBook Free Download Over 40 years ago, I was asked by a publisher to write a treatise on acute abdominal pain, but after serious consideration, I declined because it seemed impossible to improve on what Cope had already accomplished.

In 1967, when I was given the opportunity to revise and update Cope’s book, it seemed to me that my responsibility in accepting the assignment was to preserve the basic structure that has made Early Diagnosis of  the Acute Abdomen a classic for so long, at the same time bringing the  text up to date in light of recent advances and of my own experience.  This burden was lightened by the remarkable agreement I found in most  areas between my experiences and those of the original author.
I have made every attempt to follow Cope’s aim of including only  those dicta that have been repeatedly confi rmed by personal experience  and observation. In keeping with this I have not added a bibliography.

The book’s major emphasis continues to be on clinical rather than laboratory diagnosis. There is little doubt that improved methods of resuscitation and a better understanding of surgical physiology have had a
great impact in improving the survival of patients with acute abdominal disease, but a detailed consideration of these topics would entail the writing of another book.

Recent years have brought a proliferation of both invasive and noninvasive laboratory and radiological tests, the likes of which undoubtedly  would have been a great surprise to Sir Zachary Cope. With these tests

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