Hepatology is a systematic overview. The 1st edition was sold out within one year and a reprint became necessary. The 2nd edition has been updated, revised and extended to include some 900 pages. It is unique - 477 top-quality coloured figures containing clinical and immunological findings, laparoscopic and histologic features as well as imaging procedures, all figures are directly integrated in the respective text; this results in a new form of learning from seeing to understanding . It is attractive - 306 tables in colour, there is coloured highlighting of important principles and statements for better reading. It is well-structured and systematic approaches support the content - derived from clinical hepatology for practical use by specialists and in hospital. It is instructive there is detailed presentation of morphology and its integration in liver disease, and precise recommendations for therapy and summarized descriptions of special forms of treatment (including a separate chapter on Therapy . The manual has about 7,000 references listed in full; quotations of significant historical publications, first author's of therapy procedures, methods, medical techniques and invasive measures are given as far as possible and a comprehensive subject index and register of abbreviations is also given.