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May 26, 1962

Progress in Liver Disease. Vol. 1

JAMA. 1962;180(8):704. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050210066027

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The editors have blended the contributions of 38 well-informed investigators into an authoritative survey of recent advances toward a better understanding of many types of liver disease. The material presented will interest physicians and surgeons who deal with hepatic and biliary tract disorders.

Three of the 24 chapters are concerned with special diagnostic procedures such as cholangiography, splenoportography, and peritoneoscopy. Four are concerned with the recent advances in the management of coma, bleeding varices, and ascites formation.

New developments in our knowledge of metabolic pathways, bile formation, bilirubin transport, dye extraction, and so forth, are discussed by investigators currently engaged in research in these areas. It is gratifying to note further clarification and agreement on the terminology and classification of cirrhosis. This is evident in the chapters prepared by pathologists.

The contributors to this volume include individuals from this continent as well as France, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Japan. Their

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