General Surgery Review is a comprehensive review presented in a unique case-based format. Topics are summarized in easy-to-remember capsules with exam pearls interjected throughout. Martin A. Makary, a general surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has assembled the review in conjunction with his colleagues and many other national experts. A "quick-read" the book can serve as a last minute study aid or a general framework for learning about the field of surgery, including a relevant review of all relevant subspecialties. Unlike many other books, General Surgery Review excludes controversial management in order to present an easy-to-remember foundation of knowledge. Thus, the book focuses on "the basics" to provide the reader with a broad command of the field.