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Alcohol and the Liver

  • M. M. Fisher
  • J. G. Rankin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. J. G. Rankin
    Pages 27-30
  3. N. R. Di Luzio, T. E. Stege
    Pages 45-62
  4. Ellen R. Gordon
    Pages 63-77
  5. Marcus A. Rothschild, M. Oratz, S. S. Schreiber
    Pages 79-100
  6. Jean-Gil Joly, Jean-Pierre Villeneuve, P. Mavier, C. Hétu
    Pages 101-117
  7. H. Kalant
    Pages 145-149
  8. Emanuel Rubin, Arthur I. Cederbaum
    Pages 167-193
  9. M. J. Phillips
    Pages 195-196
  10. K. J. Isselbacher
    Pages 257-259
  11. S. W. French, J. S. Sim, K. E. Franks, E. J. Burbige, T. Denton, M. G. Caldwell
    Pages 261-286
  12. K. J. Isselbacher
    Pages 287-288
  13. Hans Popper
    Pages 289-305
  14. K. J. Isselbacher
    Pages 307-307
  15. K. J. Isselbacher
    Pages 321-321
  16. Y. Israel, H. Orrego, J. M. Khanna, D. J. Stewart, M. J. Phillips, H. Kalant
    Pages 323-346
  17. K. J. Isselbacher
    Pages 347-348
  18. Kurt J. Isselbacher, Edward R. Feller
    Pages 349-361
  19. J. G. Joly
    Pages 363-364
  20. J. G. Joly
    Pages 383-385
  21. Hans Popper
    Pages 387-397
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 399-405

About this book

Introduction

Alcohol abuse is this culture's most important drug problem. Statistics indicate that it is exacting a great and relentlessly increasing toll of human suffering. It is clear that the problem is not being dealt with in any effective manner. At the invitation of the. Canadian Hepatic Foundation, many of the world's experts gathered in Toronto, May 14-15 1976, to focus attention on one of the most important aspects of the alcohol problem -alcohol induced liver damage. The epidemiology of alcohol induced liver disease was discussed and current views on the pathogenesis of the problem were reviewed. New insight into the pathological alterations of the liver was presented and some of our current therapeutic capabilities were discussed. Dr. Hans Popper summarized the Symposium and presented some of his views on those aspects of the problem which will require early attention by the research community. The Symposium achieved its immediate objective -that of bringing together the committed experts of various disciplines for an updating of our understanding of alcohol and the liver and for a discussion of new approaches to the problem. As a backdrop to the Symposium, however, was large writing on the wall to the effect that we are expending our research talents and efforts on a totally unnecessary problem. Right now we probably know enough and have sufficient resources at our disposal to solve the problem.

Keywords

alcohol attention cirrhosis drug epidemiology hepatitis liver liver disease pathogenesis research statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • M. M. Fisher
    • 1
  • J. G. Rankin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Addiction Research FoundationTorontoCanada

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