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June 17, 1974

The Liver and Its Diseases

Author Affiliations

University of Washington Seattle

JAMA. 1974;228(12):1592-1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230370074040

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This is a festschrift to celebrate the 70th birthday of Dr. Hans Popper, a highly impressive and beloved leader in hepatology and the founder of two of the world's major liver societies. Thirty-three brief excerpts and reviews of the status of work and recent developments in liver fields, plus three philosophical statements are provided by Dr. Popper's international array of hepatic friends. No new data are presented, and many of the brief sections are highly fragmentary. However, from this miscellaneous hodgepodge does emerge a satisfactory rapid survey of the kinds of important studies liver workers are currently engaged in. A very few chapters do succinctly review topics rather comprehensively. Especially welcome are statements on "Controlled Clinical Trials in Hepatology" (Tygstrup and Juhl, Copenhagen), "Epidemiology of Hepatitis B Antigen" (Wewalka, Vienna), "Drug Induced Hepatic Injury" (Klatskin, New Haven), and "Alcoholic Hepatitis" (Galambos, Atlanta).

The usefulness of this pleasant volume is quite