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Color Atlas of Liver Disease

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Second edition. Sherlock Dame Sheila, Summerfield John A.. . 248 pages. Boston: : Mosby Year Book; ; 1991.. $85.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(5):447. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-5-447_2
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In the era of television and news magazines, short word bites accompanied by pictures constitute a familiar learning mode. The trick for those working in such a medium is to select skillfully the visual images to be etched into the reader's brain. This book on liver and biliary tract diseases has great visual impact. Photographs of case patients, test images, body secretions, histology, and cartoon drawings, all of which are organized by disease type, are mesmerizing and seduce the reader to learn more, perhaps, than he or she intended. Sherlock and Summerfield have produced a successful second edition of their


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