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Book and Media Reviews
May 9, 2007

Heptinstall’s Pathology of the Kidney, vols 1 and 2

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow.

JAMA. 2007;297(18):2031-2035. doi:10.1001/jama.297.18.2031

Continuing the tradition of establishing the gold standard in textbooks, Drs Jennette, Olson, Schwartz, and Silva have produced another authoritative edition of Robert Heptinstall's classic 1966 text on renal pathology. Leading an impressive group of contributors in the field, the authors furnish an upgraded version restructured and infused with potent visual enhancements. Considered by most to be “The Bible” of renal pathology, the 6th edition lives up to its heritage as the standard text for the pathological diagnosis of kidney diseases. Though the volumes are primarily directed toward pathologists and nephrologists, various sections will be of particular interest to urologists, transplant surgeons, and other physicians who commonly treat patients with renal diseases.

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