This volume, the first of two, contains 11 chapters prepared by 14 contributors. It deals in comprehensive manner with the embryology, gross, microscopic, and ultramicroscopic morphology of the liver, and certain aspects of physiology and biochemistry. The editor is an outstanding histologist and pioneer in the study of the ultrastructure of the liver. He has selected authoritative investigators in the preclinical sciences, half from this continent and half from European centers, to present extensive reviews with emphasis on recent developments in given areas. Each section represents a separate entity. There is very little repetition; the material has been carefully edited.
The initial chapter on embryology of the liver is informative and the translation to English is excellent. Two chapters deal with anatomy. That by A. M. Rappaport discusses the acinar concept and its application to the structural alterations seen in the various forms of cirrhosis. An extensive review of the