Dr. Herbert Chen, Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman for Research in at the UW Department of Surgery is the editor of a new text book on General Surgery. Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery (Springer, 2010) includes a forward by Department Chairman Dr. K. Craig Kent and each chapter is edited by a faculty member from the Division of General Surgery.
Editorial Review: “This is a concise, portable surgery reference for residents, fellows, and attendings. This book covers a wide range of the most commonly performed procedures in general surgery. The information is presented in a clear and concise manner and the layout is logical. One of its best attributes is its portability, which enables readers to use this book during brief downtimes and between cases. Overall, it is very useful for students and residents in general surgery.” (Vanessa Rae Humphreville, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2010)