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This is, indeed, worthy of a place in the system of medicine and therapy published under the direction of Emile Sergent, L. Ribadeu Dumas, and L. Babenneix. It is characteristic of the modern tendency of French works to include almost exclusively a French bibliography. As a result, the important recent contributions of Eppinger, Brugsch and others in the study of icterus are unfortunately omitted. The work otherwise is quite complete, furnishing to the clinician as well as to the research worker the essence of what is known concerning diseases of the liver and pancreas. In addition to the exposition of that which has already been accomplished and accepted, many interesting original observations and theories are offered. Prognosis and therapy are not neglected. Such fantastic statements as "Xanthoma is an indication of cholesterinemia, making one think of cholelithiasis, and constitutes for gallstones what the tophus does for gout" are frequent. The
Foie & Pancréas. JAMA. 1923;81(5):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650050067039
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