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August 30, 1913

Die Leberkuankheiten.

JAMA. 1913;61(9):707. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350090075034

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This monograph is a little fuller than many of the textbook articles on diseases of the liver. It embodies the results of Ewald's forty years of experience as a physician, twentylive of which have been passed at the Augusta Hospital in Berlin. It is this clinical experience that constitutes the best feature of the book. Many of the illustrations are from material from Ewald's own cases and are good. The discussion of questions of physiology and pathology can hardly be called very thorough, nor is there evidence of that exhaustive search of the literature that one might expect in a monograph of this kind. While the book is to be commended it is hardly of the same grade of excellence as the same author's earlier work on diseases of the stomach. Perhaps this is due to the fact that that work contained more of original observation. The Subject also had

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