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This well-organized and illustrated work is the culmination of the author's extensive experience in surgery of the biliary tract. A short historical review is followed by descriptions of biliary anatomy and physiology. Heavy emphasis is then placed on the diagnosis and surgical management of extrahepatic disorders. The book ends with a lengthy discussion of the complications of biliary surgery and their relationship to coexistent disease, a section in which the author draws heavily from his experience with 2,285 operations on the biliary tract.
It is stated in the preface that the book should "prove valuable to all physicians" and "will
The Biliary Tract. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:505–506. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-505_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(3):505-506.
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