The review from Gastroenterology sums up the appeal of this book: "More than any other text in liver diseases, this one provides the best source of synthesised clinical wisdom, a currency in ever increasingly short supply as our fund of factual knowledge burgeons. Indeed, if one demanded that an author confine the breadth of our knowledge in liver disease into a readable clinical textbook of less than 700 pages, he or she could do no better than to direct that individual to Sherlock and Dooley's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System". Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System continues to be one of the pre-eminent textbooks of choice for trainee as well as practising gastroenterologists. This new edition will contain updated sections on viral hepatitis, in which each type of virus has its own chapter. Since this is the fastest moving area within hepatology at the moment, the clearer demarcation of each virus will be much appreciated by the reader. There will also be updated sections on cholestasis, fulminant hepatitis and ascites. There will be expanded coverage of immunology of the liver and the role of cytokines in disease and therapy. As a new feature for this edition the reference list will be star-rated with annotations to help the reader find the classic papers in any one subject.Sherlock, Sheila is the author of 'Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System', published 2002 under ISBN 9780632055821 and ISBN 0632055820.