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The array of procedures now available for the diagnosis of liver and biliary tract disease presents problems in selectivity. Discrimination is the essence of optimum approach to diagnosis. A new text entitled Diagnosis of Liver Disease should be organized to illustrate such an orderly approach. Unfortunately, this is not the case. This is an expanded atlas with a series of disease categories, frequently in incomprehensible relationship to each other, with descriptive format illustrating expected patterns in functional laboratory testing, sonography, scintigraphy, laparoscopy, histology, and electron microscopy. There is an occasional attempt to indicate order of procedure priority, but the format
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Diagnosis of Liver Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:435–436. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-435_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):435-436.
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