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July 20, 1994

Pediatric Nephrology

Author Affiliations

Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, Ill

JAMA. 1994;272(3):246-247. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520030090044

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The third edition of Pediatric Nephrology, edited by Holliday et al, is a textbook of pediatric nephrology appropriate for medical school libraries, pediatric department libraries, pediatric nephrology fellows, and pediatric nephrologists. It has almost 150 international contributors but remains satisfactorily consistent in style and organization with relatively little repetition. Like the second edition, the third, with 500 more pages, is contained in one volume. The binding of my second edition fell apart in two years; I hope that this will not happen to my copy of the third edition.

This text is best compared with the second (1987) edition and with Pediatric Kidney Disease, edited by C. M. Edelmann, Jr (1992). As would be expected, the third edition of Pediatric Nephrol ogy is more current, but all three books cover extensively such subjects as evaluating patients, urinary tract disease, glomerular diseases, vascular and interstitial diseases, acute renal failure, chronic renal

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