April 1936

Diseases of the Liver, Gall Bladder, Ducts and Pancreas.

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By Samuel Weiss. Price, $10. Pp. 1099, with 358 illustrations and 6 plates. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(4):835. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170080189017

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This monumental compendium cannot be reviewed in detail in the space available. Gotten up in the beautiful Hoeber format, with a wealth of excellent illustrations and an extensive bibliography and index, it contains an encyclopedic account of practically everything pertaining to the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. To the reviewer the value of the book lies not so much in the discussions of common topics which are adequately dealt with in ordinary textbooks as in the collection of all sorts of rare disorders and anomalies information about which is usually obtainable only in the periodic literature. This encyclopedic form of treatment sometimes disturbs the perspective a little and makes it hard to separate what is of established value from material which is less useful, but this can hardly be avoided in a reference book of this sort. The price is reasonable. It is perhaps to be regretted that the work was

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