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October 7, 1950

Medical Diseases of the Kidney (an Atlas and Introduction)

JAMA. 1950;144(6):506. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060068035

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The first two chapters are given over to a description of the components of the normal kidney, closely integrated with the functions of the organ and its various parts. This unusually lucid discussion is followed by a consideration of the general reactions of the kidney to injury and then by chapters on acute renal failure, chronic renal failure and certain special lesions of the kidney. The illustrations include, principally, photomicrographs, together with diagrams and several gross photographs. These are exceptionally good in all respects. A list of 115 references is up-to-date and, in spite of a few omissions, is reasonably adequate.

Years of experience and fine training are reflected in the clarity of exposition and completeness of coverage. In addition, much valuable information has been furnished by the use of special microscopic and other modern technics. The periodic acid (Schiff's reagent) and the method for demonstration of alkaline phosphatase have

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