By P. Cazal. Price, paper, 4000 fr., cloth, 4800 fr. Pp. 208, with 213 black-and-white and 24 color illustrations. Masson & Cie, 120 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 6e, 1955.
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This volume, written entirely in French, presents in atlas form the histopathology of the more important hepatic diseases. Most of the specimens were obtained by needle biopsy of the liver.
The photomicrographs are chiefly black and white, with, however, two color plates providing twenty-four illustrations. The selection of material, photomicrographic fields, photographic technique, and reproduction of the photomicrographs are excellent. In addition, many of the photomicrographs are accompanied by a schematic diagram indicating the important features of the corresponding illustration.
The text is brief but adequate and clearly presented. The author's technique for needle biopsy of the liver and histologic preparation of the tissue is included in an appendix. Throughout the volume the references are ample and include many publications in the English as well as the foreign literature.
The beautiful illustrations make this text an excellent and unique work. The captions accompanying the illustrations are easy to interpret even
Tenczan FJ. Histopathologie du foie.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(1):156. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260010158021