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January 21, 1961

Liver Function: A Symposium on Approaches to the Quantitative Description of Liver Function

JAMA. 1961;175(3):258. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040030082028

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This book is a report of an excellent symposium on liver function and structure. It is unique in that the various chapters recount original work done by the authors. The discussions which follow the original contributions embody the salient features of the presentations in a critical and analytical manner. The book correlates hepatic functions with morphologic, physiologic, biochemical, pathologic, and clinical aspects of the liver in health and in disease. The various contributors assess critically the functions of the liver in both the isolated and the intact state, and appraise these functions in terms of alterations in chemical composition or rates of flow of blood, bile, and lymph, and their dynamics.

An appealing feature of the book is the description of minute morphologic, biochemical, histochemical, and electromicroscopic details of the constituents of the liver cell, and of the architecture and function of the connective tissue elements of the liver and

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