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November 23, 1994

The Liver: Biology and Pathobiology

Author Affiliations

Stritch College of Medicine Hines VA Hospital Hines, Ill

JAMA. 1994;272(20):1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520200085047

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Each six years, the surge of new information has fully justified a new edition of this book. It continues to provide the advances of fundamental biology in a framework that applies them to liver structure, function, and disease for both clinicians and bench scientists.

The current edition has 10 totally new chapters, and more than 60% of the remaining material has been almost totally rewritten. Among the nearly 90 authors are 24 full professors and an equal number of graduate students and fellows, indicating that the workers producing the new information have written this book under the careful guidance of the many editors, with Nelson Fausto and James Boyer being new to this edition. A little better than half the authors have the MD degree.

The book is organized into six highly unequal sections. The largest and best consists of 45 chapters on the cells of the liver and how

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