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Books, Journals, New Media
October 27, 1999

HepatologyOxford Textbook of Clinical Hepatology, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;282(16):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.282.16.1591-JBK1027-4-1

The new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Hepatology, appearing after eight years, is 600 pages longer, has about 20% new authors, and has many hundreds of additional illustrations. It follows the earlier organization with substantial expansion in genetics, molecular biology, and hepatitis.

Each of the 128 chapters is a complete discussion unto itself with some cross-references to prevent overlap. Bold headings on each page permit the reader to rapidly scan for information of greatest interest. There are many cartoons summarizing mechanisms of injury or pathogenesis. Line drawings and tables are skillfully used to indicate treatment outcomes. Two thirds of the citations are in the text, one third are general references at the end of each chapter. The chapters are highly user friendly and tightly edited for accuracy and currency.

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