Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Several centuries ago a Jesuit scholar advised prospective authors to lock up their manuscripts for seven years and publish them only if they still thought them worthwhile after that period of time. Turning in that spirit to my 1992 review of these volumes, I find that I had described "Seldin and Giebisch" as the "Homer Smith" of the nineties, the scientific compendium that encompassed all the great advances in renal physiology of that era. None of this has changed since that time, and in 104 chapters authored by experts in their fields, it presents us with a detailed review of renal function and structure, electrolytes and acid-base metabolism, hormones, organic solutes, chemoreceptors, cytokines, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, and molecular cloning.
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