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A history of the development and evolution of knowledge of hepatic structure and function—normal and abnormal—and disease from about 1750 to our time. The 2 opening chapters on anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry are followed by 11 chapters devoted to clinical entities in liver disease (hepatic congestion, hepatitis and abscess, echinococcus disease, viral hepatitis, yellow atrophy, cirrhosis, hemochromatosis, hepatorenal syndrome) and cholelithiasis, and to diagnostic methods (laparoscopy and biopsy). Appended are brief biographical notes of 114 men who made eminent contributions, with data based on obituaries, historical assessments, and standard sources such as Sigerist's Grosse Ärzte and Munk's Roll; bibliography of
Die Leber und ihre Krankheiten. Zweihundert Jahre Hepatologie.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-728_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):728.
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