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We dedicate the twelfth edition of Schiff's Diseases of the Liver to Dr. Thomas Starzl, the inspired and inspiring pioneer in the field of liver transplantation. Dr. Starzl influenced generations of hepatologists over his long and productive career, during which his work led to the development of successful liver replacement. Dr. Starzl taught, challenged, and inspired surgeons and hepatologists while opening and advancing the field of liver transplantation against many obstacles. His brilliance and tenacity brought liver transplantation from concept to reality. As a consequence of his efforts, hope and productive lives were restored to legions of patients. The editors are among the many who now view the world of hepatology with renewed hope based on an effective treatment for hitherto unapproachable problems.

We further dedicate this edition to our wives Dana, Ann, and Vanaja for their continuing support of our endeavors.

Diseases of the Liver



Eugene R. Schiff

University of Miami, Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, Miami, FL, USA

Willis C. Maddrey

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

K. Rajender Reddy

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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