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March 15, 1952

Las afecciones del hígado, de las vías biliares y del páncreas

JAMA. 1952;148(11):974. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930110096040

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This book thoroughly discusses the pathological entities affecting the liver and biliary passages. Volume one, which is divided into two parts, deals with the functional exploration of the liver and biliary passages and clinical syndromes. Analysis of the various methods used by the authors would take one too far afield; it is sufficient to say that discussion of the physical examination of affections of the liver and biliary passages embrace all known tests and methods. The second volume, which consists of part three of the complete work, deals with the semiology, radiology, and clinical aspects of diseases of the liver and biliary passages. The text is thorough; for example, in the section on the liver and diverse affections the following entities are discussed: the pathology ofthe liver in pernicious anemia (Biermer's disease) and in polycythemia vera (Vaquez-Osler disease), the effects of the leukemias in diseases of the liver, and the

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