This book is a scholarly piece of work. The author has reviewed the literature of a complicated subject in a workman-like fashion and from this and his own experience has created an excellent textbook.
The early chapters deal with the most recent anatomic concept of the liver lobule. The illustrations of this are particularly good. Next is discussed the physiology of the liver, with appropriate attention to the relation to the biliary system of bilirubin, bile acids, bile salts and vitamins. Then such topics as exogenous hepatic poisons and the role of nutrition and diet in the management of hepatic disease are considered. The pathogenesis of jaundice and, in fact, of all pathologic conditions of the liver, is well described. Considerable emphasis is given to the cirrhoses, though all disorders of the liver and its appendages receive appropriate consideration.
The symptoms of disease of the biliary tract are discussed from