Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
This fourth edition in just 20 years clearly attests to the popularity
and appropriateness of this text in a crowded field of fine products. Extraordinary
advances are rampant in basic science, genetics, and treatments of liver disease
with only diagnostic methods remaining fairly static. This edition strives
to provide everything a student of liver disease needs to know in one place
and essentially achieves this lofty goal.
To incorporate the many changes, the editors have recruited totally
new authors for half the chapters and inspired each to critically summarize
the assigned field, frequently using summary tables and cartoons to convey
complex ideas or vast quantities of data.
Iber FL. Liver Disease. JAMA. 2003;289(20):2724-2725. doi:10.1001/jama.289.20.2724