General Surgical Lists and Reminders is a book that has become popular amongst medical students and surgical registrars revising for their exams in General Surgery. It is a compilation of lists as used in everyday practice around the surgical wards, and the relevance of these to common topics in oral exams will be apparent. By reading through the Lists any gaps in knowledge base can be redressed by turning to several useful textbooks that are cited.
The "Little Red Book" is edited by Associate Professor Brian Miller who is a general surgeon working in the University of Queensland Department of Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He has drawn on the experience of a number of his colleagues at the PAH as invited contributors to produce the 6th edition of this book in 2010.Brian Miller has special interests in colorectal surgery, trauma management, outreach work (particularly in West Timor and Flores) and in College of Surgeons activities such as EMST and CCrISP course instruction. He was raised in Kenya, obtained his medical degree at King's College Hospital in London and was a surgical resident at University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada before migrating to Australia in 1988.