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August 14, 1926

The Secretion of the Urine.

JAMA. 1926;87(7):513. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070059038

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This edition was completed and in press before the sudden death of its author, and it represents his final word on the problem of the physiology of the secretion of urine. It is an exhaustive statement of the evidence for and against the "modern theory," with an extensive bibliography, and as such is invaluable for investigators and others who wish to be fully informed as to the present state of knowledge in this difficult field in physiology. One might wish that the monograph had been allowed to end there, for the final brief chapter on nephritis and other renal disorders is too superficial to be of much value, and detracts somewhat from the standard of the rest of the work. The summary dismissal of the work of Ambard and his followers on page 263, for example, is unwarranted by the facts and might better have been omitted. Except for this

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