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June 1949

Lectures on the Liver and Its Diseases.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(6):722-723. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220350132010

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The author of this monograph is well known in this country for his valuable contributions to the subject of experimental nutritional injury to the liver. The material presented in the book was first given in the form of the Lowell Lectures in March 1947 and represents the author's interest and long experience in the subject. The first portion of the book concerns itself with experimental hepatic injury and gives an unusually complete account of the probable mechanisms by which various types of chronic lesions of the liver develop. There is an adequate discussion of the effect of experimental vascular lesions on the parenchyma of the liver and an excellent account of the nutritional factors which influence hepatocellular structure and function. To this has been added a consideration of the nutritional factors in injury of the human liver with some interesting data on this subject derived from study of African natives

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