This volume is an expansion of a symposium, "Pathologic Physiology and Anatomy of the Liver," presented by the International Academy of Pathology. It is largely the viewpoint and experience of the pathologist and physiologist that prevail throughout; the clinical application of much of the recent knowledge of liver disease receives relatively little emphasis. The book, nevertheless, is valuable to gastroenterologists, to all other physicians with an interest in the liver, and is particularly useful to those seeking information on the dynamic pathology of hepatic disease.
The range of topics covered in the presentations is quite broad—from bilirubin metabolism and excretion, and the effect of injury on the ultrastructure of the liver cell, to portal hypertension, liver failure, and diseases of the bile ducts in children. There also are extensive discussions of toxic and viral injuries of the liver and of the various forms of chronic hepatitis.
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