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April 1947

Gastro-Enterology (in Three Volumes).

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(4):473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220100123009

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Volume 3 of this work is devoted to a consideration of diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas and to parasitology and secondary gastrointestinal disturbances. As in the other volumes, there are preliminary chapters on the anatomy and physiology that are concerned with the various subjects. These are up to date and well documented. In the general discussion of disease syndromes, one finds much to commend and little to criticize. It is unfortunate that the section on infectious hepatitis was written just prior to the publication of so many studies in this field. The possibility that arsenical hepatitis may be due to transmission of the virus of hepatitis by contaminated syringes is, for instance, hardly mentioned. There is an excellent discussion of cirrhosis of the liver and of the metabolic diseases involving that organ.

The diseases of the gallbladder and the biliary passages are considered in great detail in

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