July 14, 1956

Principles of Renal Physiology

JAMA. 1956;161(11):1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970110080030

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This excellent book provides more information than the title implies. It starts out with a description of the gross anatomy of the kidney and carries the anatomic descriptions on through electron microscopy. The physiology of the kidney is completely and ably discussed. The physiological functions of the kidney in relation to clearance tests, acid-base equilibriums, and electrolyte influences are presented in masterful fashion. The book has adequate diagrams and illustrations that aid greatly in correlating pathology and clinical problems. It should be of great value to medical students, the practicing physician, or anyone who is concerned with renal physiology.

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