You have been booked for surgery and have discussed your forthcoming operation and its risks with your physician and your surgeon. How much did you really understand? How much do you remember clearly? Are you satisfied that you kw all the risks and those that apply especially to you? Do you really believe that a verbal discussion is the only reliable way of getting and retaining the information which you consider important in helping you decide? Do you understand what is meant by the legal term Informed Consent and how it is interpreted? This simple reference book should answer most of your questions and is written in understandable language. It is based on the author's kwledge and a 50-year experience in the broad aspects of diagstic and operative surgery. It is also based on standard reference literature for surgeons on the subject of those complications which may occur during or following the commoner surgical operations. Technical terms have been translated into n-technical language as far as possible and the reader should find the explanations quite straightforward. Even so, any final questions should still be addressed to your physician and your surgeon.
Simon Marinker graduated in January 1936 from the Middlesex Hospital (London University) with the degree of M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Gold Medallion in Surgery). Other degrees: M.B., B.S. (London); F.R.C.S. (England); F.R.C.S.C. Former appointments: Chief of Surgery, Dundurn Military Hospital, Saskatchewan, during World War II; Chief of Surgery, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C.; President of the B.C. Surgical Society; Chairman of the Section of General Surgery in the B.C. Medical Association; Chief of Surgery, Algoma District Medical Group in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (now a 40-man group and growing). Also by Simon Marinker: Beyond the Citadel Reducing the Risks of Surgery Assassination, Preparation & Consequences