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Multiple authorship (more than 15 contributors from several countries) has produced a work that is uneven in emphasis as well as style. The principal author-editor-translator has designated the book not only for students and primary practitioners but also for general surgeons and surgical specialists. The latter groups will find the absence of good clinical discussions of halothane hepatitis or a differential diagnosis of postoperative jaundice disappointing. The former groups will find that the discussions of commoner clinical entities such as hepatitis and cirrhosis do not surpass those available in standard textbooks of medicine. Serious students of liver disease will find
Liver, Bile Ducts, and Pancreas.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:641–642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-5-641_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(5):641-642.
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