Which is the latest edition of Bailey and Love?

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Current Edition of Bailey and Love Surgery – 28th edition
The latest edition of Bailey and Love as of January 2023 is 28th Edition. The publishing/ launch date for 28th edition is 3 December 2022. Previous edition release dates are as follows:

  • 27th – 16 Nov 2018
  • 26th – 18 Feb 2013
  • 25th – 27 Jun 2008
  • 24th – 26 Mar 2004
  • 23rd – 25 Apr 2000

As per this trend it seems that they publish a new edition of bailey and love every 4-5 years. So I guess there is a long wait for Bailey and Love 28th edition to get published. You could expect the 29th edition of Bailey and Love surgery to come in 2026-2027.

Here is the link to the International Student’s Edition of Bailey and Love – 28th Editionthat you can buy at a discounted price in India.
It is considered to be the Best book for surgery for MBBS. It comes as a 2 volume set.
Newly Added Chapters/Units/ Features in Bailey 28th Edition:
  1. Principles of Minimal Access Surgery (Includes: Laparoscopy , Thoracoscopy, Robotic Surgery, HALS, Complications and postop care, Future of robotics and laparoscopy)
  2. Global Health and Surgery (Access to surgery, Surgery and Empovershiment)
  3. New Unit has been added: General Paediatrics – Includes Chapters on Paediatric Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Trauma in Children, Paediatric Urology)
  4. Functional Disorders of Intestine: Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Tests of Intestinal Function, Obstruction and Pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome
  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  6.  More detailed chapter of Transplantation: Including Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation, Heart and Lung Transplantation
  7. More number of colourful charts, clinical images, diagnostic images, intraoperative images

Past Updates in 27th Edition Bailey

The 27th edition is less bulky and excludes some unimportant things (tables, epidemiological facts etc ) and is more colourful and attractive.Language is very easy to understand. If you are a surgery aspirant, this is the best book for surgery. Not at all like other famous bigger books with small font and endless literature which is not actionable and is low yield. But surgery steps are not given for most of surgeries, so you will have to refer to some operative surgery books for surgical steps. As for those facing problems in exam preparation due to difficulty in recalling after reading Bailey, my advice would be to make your own bullet notes as you read the chapters.
Here is a Youtube video with the interview by the authors of Bailey and Love with their comments and updates about Bailey and Love 27th Edition.

Studying surgery with Bailey & Love: an overview for trainees, students & surgical consultants


Here is another video by Prof. P. Ronan O’Connell, one of the editors of Bailey and Love. In this video he gives his views regarding his future plans for Bailey and Love and what it takes to come up with a new edition.

Testimonial Videos of Bailey and Love textbook by readers



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