The Liver

The Liver

Porta Malorum (the Gateway to Disease)

1st Edition - January 1, 1950

Write a review

  • Authors: Kasper Blond, David Haler
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281063

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


The Liver: Porta Malorum (The Gateway to Disease) presents the fundamental aspects and significance of liver as a detoxicating organ. This book explains the diversity of the signs produced by liver damage. Organized into 17 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the process of assimilation through the activities of the liver cells. This text then discusses the emptying mechanisms of the gall-bladder. Other chapters consider the various diseases, including jaundice, pancreatitis, Bright's disease, bronchial asthma, toxic goiter, hemorrhoids, spontaneous thrombosis in the rectal veins, and varicose veins of the leg. This book discusses as well the generally accepted theory concerning the etiology of appendicitis, with emphasis on bacterial inflammation. The final chapter deals with rectal varicose disorders. This book is a valuable resource for hepatologists, pathologists, morphologists, and physicians. Medical students and research workers interested in the fundamental aspects of the liver will also find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    I.—Vasa Privata and Vasa Publica

    II.—Physiology of the Extra Hepatic Bile-Ducts

    III.—A Critique of Current Experimental Methods For the Study of the Function of Bile-Ducts


    V.—Portal Hypertension

    VI.—Jaundice as a Sign of Portal Hypertension

    VII.—Relation of the ‘Vicious Circle' Post Gastroenterostomy to the Jejunal Peptic Ulcer



    X.—Aetiology of Bright's Disease

    XI.—Angina Pectoris

    XII.—Bronchial Asthma and Toxic Goiter

    XIII.—Portal Hypertension and the Toxemic Syndrome of Pregnancy


    XV.—Spontaneous Thromboses in the Rectal Veins-207

    XVI.—Periproctitis and Fistula-In-Ano

    XVII.—Ano-Rectal Mucosal Prolapse and Varicose Veins of the Leg


Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1950
  • Published: January 1, 1950
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281063

About the Authors

Kasper Blond

David Haler

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "The Liver"