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Title: Mathematics and the surgeon
Authors: Crank, J
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
Citation: Annals- Royal College of Surgeons of England 58(4): 300–308, Jul 1976
Abstract: The surgeon uses elementary mathematics just as much as any other educated layman. In his professional life, however, much of the knowledge and skill on which he relies has had a mathematical strand in its development, possibly woven into the supporting disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and bioengineering. The valves and limitations of mathematical models are examined briefly in the general medical field and particularly in relation to the surgeon. Arithmetic and statistics are usually regarded as the most immediately useful parts of mathematics. Examples are cited, however, of medical postgraduate work which uses other highly advanced mathematical techniques. The place of mathematics in postgraduate and postexperience teaching courses is touched on. The role of a mathematical consultant in the medical team is discussed.
Description: This article is available from the specified link - Copyright @ 1976 Royal College of Surgeons of England
ISSN: 0035-8843
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mathematics Research Papers
Mathematical Sciences

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