The authors have taken a unique approach to the topic of toxic liver injury, and the result is outstanding. Rather than describing the injury caused by an encyclopedic list of toxins, they have described the pathophysiologic and biochemical basis of liver injury. Each chapter enlightens the reader on how the liver reacts to injury. Thus one comes away with considerable understanding of the mechanisms of necrosis, fibrosis, carcinogenesis, and so forth. The relation of experimental animal data to human disease is consistently kept in perspective. The organization of the book is clear and the redundancies minimal. The quality of writing,
Toxic Injury of the Liver. Ann Intern Med. ;92:731. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-731_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):731.
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