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May 19, 1956

Diseases of the Liver

JAMA. 1956;161(3):292. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030110032

In the last decade, the field of liver disease has become so extensive and complex that it can be covered by a single author only with great difficulty. This large volume is an attempt to solve the problem with the multiple-author technique. The 28 contributors are outstanding authorities in their respective fields. A variety of subjects is covered, ranging from anatomy and physiology to various aspects of hepatitis and cirrhosis and special diseases such as hemochromatosis and hepatolenticular degeneration. Separate chapters are devoted to experimental hepatic injury, hepatic coma, and liver diseases in infancy and childhood. The point of view throughout is that of the active student in the field, and the text is well and interestingly written. Illustrations are abundant and of superior quality. References are well selected and comprehensive. This book can be highly recommended.

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