January 1938

Quelques vérités premières (ou soi-disant telles) sur les maladies du foie.

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By Noël Fiessinger. Price, 24 francs. Pp. 82. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(1):159. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180070164015

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This short presentation of "some of the primary truths about hepatic disease" consists of many present day clinical axioms, based mainly on the author's experience. The axioms are, as axioms should be, brief and to the point. The monograph is devoid of any discussion. It is limited to considerations that are accepted today as truths. As stated by Fiessinger, the truths of today may be the errors of tomorrow.

The author includes in the presentation the examination of the patient, functional disturbances of the liver, organic hepatic disease, methods of roentgenologic and biliary study and treatment of hepatic disease. There is a consideration of the various clinical aspects of hepatic disease. For instance, cirrhosis of the liver is presented as to etiology, symptoms, complications, prognosis and treatment, axiomatic statements being made for each phase of the disease. The chapter on treatment is divided into two parts: first, "that which should

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