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Diseases of the Liver.

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Fifth edition. Edited by Schiff Leon, Schiff Eugene R.. . 1681 pages. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia: , 1982.. $117.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):126. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-126_1
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This classic textbook stresses the clinical aspects of liver diseases and the biliary tract. The first edition, published 26 years ago, had 28 contributors and 704 pages; the fifth edition has expanded to 68 contributors of which the senior editor and three of the original contributors are still authors of chapters. Since the first edition, there has been tremendous growth in the knowledge of liver diseases, with specific advances in the radiologic diagnosis of diseases of the liver and biliary tract. The developments in hepatic and biliary tract imaging have been extensive, including liver scintography, abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography, percutaneous


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