The Liver and Anaesthesia. By Strunin Leo. pages. Volume 3 of Major Problems in Anesthesia. W. B. Saunders Company, Ltd., London, Philadelphia, and Toronto, 1978. Price, $20.00.

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The author has done a commendable task in fewer than 200 pages comprising 10 well-organized, well-written chapters, each ending with a substantial list of relevant references: He has presented an amazing concentration of scientific facts and clinical observations that emphasize the salient anatomic, physiologic, biochemical, and pharmacologic features of the liver in health as well as in disease. He clearly shows the versatility of the liver and its intricate role as a metabolic factory with multiple functions and includes a summary of liver function tests. The basic and clinical aspects of the acute and chronic diseases of the liver are

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