March 15, 1952

Renal Pelvis and Ureter

Author Affiliations

By Peter A. Narath, M.D., F.I.C.S., Adjunct Professor of Urology, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital, New York. Cloth. $12.50. Pp. 429, with 264 illustrations. Grune & Stratton. Inc.. 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;148(11):974. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930110096038

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In this book, the author has assembled results of his studies in renal anatomy, histology, and physiology, which he has carried on over many years. His most important contributions concern the renal papillae, the calyces, and the pelvis. He has provided a new conception of the circumpapiliary portion of the minor calyces and the fornix and its role in absorption and resorption. The graphic description of its various functions and the different types of deformity caused by disease or trauma are interesting. Although many of the author's deductions are based largely on urographic interpretation, they apparently have a factual basis. There are those, however, who differ with some of the hypotheses. The chapter on dynamics of the upper portion of the urinary tract reveals many details of physiological activity in this area that have not been clearly understood. The chapters dealing with resorption and absorption in the calyceal area and

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