October 2015 will see the release of the long awaited 41st edition of Gray’s Anatomy, the most authoritative text on anatomy in the world. Prof Lodge has thoroughly revised the chapter on the Liver, incorporating the many recent advances in our understanding of the complexities this vital organ. To be invited to write this chapter is a reflection of Prof Lodge’s standing in the world of liver surgery. The new edition is innovative in terms of extra detailed sections, including many parts of the new chapter on the Liver being available only in electronic format. This will be the last printed edition of Gray’s as future editions will be solely electronic.