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May 21, 1955

Practical Management of Disorders of the Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract

JAMA. 1955;158(3):236. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030086028

The authors introduce their book with an excellent section on history taking and physical examination pertaining to patients having gallbladder or hepatic disorders. The main body of the book is divided into three sections; the first deals with disorders of the gallbladder and the extrahepatic biliary tracts, the second, with disorders of the liver, and the third, with diseases of the pancreas. Each of these sections contains a general review of the anatomy and physiology of the organ under discussion. A rather detailed description of the technique of duodenal drainage, as it pertains to diseases of the gallbladder and the pancreas, is given. The authors have had wide experience with this technique and perhaps place more emphasis on its importance than is common in most clinics. The chapter on the postcholecystectomy syndrome, which includes a rather complete review of the authors' patients in whom this syndrome developed, is excellent. The

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