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September 1973

Clinical Histopathology of the Liver.

Author Affiliations

New York


By Wilhelm Wepler, MD, and Egmont Wildhirt, MD. Price, $25. Pp 158. Grune & Stratton Inc, 111 Fifth Ave, New York 10003, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):460-461. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090130036

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In recent years, several books describing the histologic findings in liver biopsy specimens have appeared in the English and German literature. This atlas was written in German in 1968 and recently has been translated into English by an American pathologist. A pathologist (W. Wepler) and a clinician (E. Wildhirt), both from Professor H. Kalk's "liver center" in Kassel, West Germany, worked closely together and based their work on the large volume of material that had accumulated in this institution.

In the introduction, the value of laparoscopy is emphasized. This is a technique not widely used in the United States that combines inspection of the liver surface with an aimed biopsy. As an "atlas" this book gives a short description of the disease entities followd by a large number of pictures, many of them colored and each accompanied by a case history and description of the histologic findings. Unfortunately, some of

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