First published in 1954, Farquharson’s Textbook of Operative Surgery is a textbook that has helped to train generations of surgeons around the world in general operative procedures. This new edition continues this tradition, presenting all the operations that the trainee surgeon may be expected to undertake, and discussing the basic techniques available and the reasons for their application. Techniques and options are described in sufficient detail to allow any surgeon who has limited experience of a particular procedure to proceed with confidence and safety. The text is thus also valuable for qualified surgeons practicing in smaller hospitals worldwide where specialized advice may not otherwise be available. This ninth edition has been fully updated, with many chapters entirely rewritten. New contributing authors bring their particular experience in sub-specialties such as vascular medicine, orthopaedics and trauma, all of which overlap with the work of the general surgeon. Farquharson’s Textbook of Operative General Surgery remains an unrivalled aid to training in operative surgical procedures, and an invaluable ready reference for the more experienced surgeon working in a variety of settings and locations.