Clinical Hepatology

History · Present State · Outlook

  • Géza Csomós
  • Heribert Thaler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. F. H. Franken
    Pages 1-15
  3. M. C. Carey
    Pages 52-69
  4. R. E. Kirsch
    Pages 78-86
  5. M. Rojkind, D. Kershenobich
    Pages 126-142
  6. H. Thaler
    Pages 143-158
  7. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde, T. H. Hütteroth, M. Manns
    Pages 195-209
  8. W. Arnold, G. Hess, T. Poralla
    Pages 210-235
  9. S. M. Lemon
    Pages 244-260
  10. T. E. Starzl, S. Iwatsuki, B. W. Shaw Jr.
    Pages 261-267
  11. D. Westaby, B. Macdougall, R. Williams
    Pages 268-280

About this book

Introduction

Hepatology has come of age in the last decades. Biology of the liver has flour­ ished long before. As the largest homogeneous organ of the body the liver served as useful model in the development of biochemistry and related discip­ lines. Only gradually were these biological investigations applied to the clinical study of liver disease. This was particularly stimulated by the recognition that in the greater part of the world, the developing countries and what we now call the Third World, liver disease represents a major threat to overall public health. It leads to morbidity and mortality of persons in their productive years from liver cancer, cirrhosis and parasitic disease, particularly, schistosomiasis. Moreover, the growing emphasis on the social impact of diseases focused on disorders of the liver because malnutrition, poverty, and drug addiction contrib­ ute greatly to their spread. This is compounded by the increase of alcohol abuse, recently on the rise even in the developing countries. Concern with envi­ ronmental pollution has also raised the interest in liver diseases, in part because the liver acts as a guardian against polluting chemicals and in part because it is considered, possibly to an exaggerated degree, a vulnerable target of such chemicals.

Keywords

Lebererkrankung cancer hepatology liver liver disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Géza Csomós
    • 1
  • Heribert Thaler
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ResearchGermany
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Wilhelminenspital of the City of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68748-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68750-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68748-8
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