The first edition of this book, published in 1926, was so well received that Chiray and Pavel were prompted to write the present edition, which is a complete revision of the first. Old chapters have been modified and new ones added. Many unnecessary discussions have been eliminated and more complete ones presented, especially the discussions on physiology and radiology. The section devoted to the radiologic aspects of diseases of the gallbladder and the biliary tract was written by A. Lomon.
The book is divided into five parts, which include the following: anatomy, histology and physiology; methods of examination; gallbladder syndromes; diseases of the gallbladder, and medical and surgical treatment. The discussions are thorough, covering the important work of European and American observers interested in the functions and diseases of the gallbladder and biliary ducts. The authors also present their personal observations and ideas on various aspects of the subject. At