Current Perspectives in Hepatology

Festschrift for Hyman J. Zimmerman, M.D.

  • Leonard B. Seeff
  • James H. Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Viral Hepatitis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen M. Feinstone, Ian D. Gust
      Pages 3-14
    3. Kamal G. Ishak
      Pages 15-22
    4. Raymond S. Koff
      Pages 23-33
    5. Jay H. Hoofnagle
      Pages 47-62
    6. Michael A. Gerber
      Pages 63-69
  3. Chronic Liver Disease, Including Cirrhosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Roberto J. Groszmann, Colin E. Atterbury
      Pages 111-122
    3. Firas H. Al-Kawas
      Pages 141-147
    4. Marshall M. Kaplan
      Pages 157-169
    5. Roderick N. M. MacSween
      Pages 171-181
    6. Stanley S. Benjamin
      Pages 183-196
    7. Jay H. Lefkowitch
      Pages 197-207
  4. Toxic Liver Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Harold O. Conn, R. Hallak
      Pages 211-218
    3. James H. Lewis
      Pages 219-242
    4. Florabel G. Mullick
      Pages 253-268
  5. Metabolic and Infectious Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. William F. Balistreri, J. Thomas Stocker
      Pages 271-286
    3. Peter J. Scheuer
      Pages 299-307
    4. Willis C. Maddrey
      Pages 309-326
    5. Jay H. Lefkowitch
      Pages 327-336
    6. Charles O. Abernathy, J. Thomas Stocker, Riccardo Utili, Leonard B. Seeff
      Pages 337-356
  6. Miscellaneous Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Kamal G. Ishak
      Pages 367-382
    3. Rowen K. Zetterman, Rodney S. Markin
      Pages 383-396
    4. Donald B. Rolfes
      Pages 397-408
    5. Chao H. Chan
      Pages 409-417
    6. Donald B. Rolfes
      Pages 419-426
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-438

About this book


In the spring of 1987, nearly 350 individuals gathered in a hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D. C. , to participate in a two-day medical symposium devoted to the topic of liver diseases. A small minority of this group had been attracted by what promised to be an outstanding Continuing Medical Education course. The remainder, however, although obviously interested in the content of the symposium, had come primarily to honor a man who, over the years, had profoundly touched them, personally or professionally, for the course had been conceived as a tribute to an exceptional man of medicine, a man with remarkable scholarly and personal attributes: Hyman J. Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman, referred to affectionately by all as Hy, was born in 1914 in Rochester, New York, the city in which he received both his early schooling and his undergraduate education. In the late 1930s, he moved to Palo Alto to begin his medical education at Stanford University, from which he graduated cum laude in 1942, having spent an additional year acquiring a masters degree and as World War II in bacteriology. Almost immediately thereafter, he entered military service, was in progress, was assigned to duty in France. Soon after his arrival, he was made chief of an Army field hospital. A major medical problem plaguing U. S. troops at the time was viral hepatitis, which resulted in a deluge of patients admitted to his hospital.


hepatitis hepatology liver liver disease viral hepatitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard B. Seeff
    • 1
    • 2
  • James H. Lewis
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology/HepatologyVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown University School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Division of GastroenterologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineUSA

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