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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7043-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7041-3
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