,:The commonest causes of this chronic hepatitis are alcoholism and syphilis.
Inflammation of the Liver (hepatitis) may also be caused by an attack of micro-organisms which have reached it through the veins coming from the large intestine, or through the main arteries.
But when the hepatitis is of septic origin, suppuration is likely to occur, the result being an hepatic abscess.
The 1980s brought us a hepatitis B vaccine, artificial skin, DNA sequencing, and laser cataract surgery.
The 1990s brought us a hepatitis A vaccine and artificial muscles.