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November 4, 1983

Immune Mechanisms in Renal Disease

Author Affiliations

Wayne State University School of Medicine Harper-Grace Hospitals Detroit

 

edited by Nancy B. Cummings, Alfred F. Michael, and Curtis B. Wilson, 564 pp, with illus, $65, New York, Plenum Medical Book Co, 1983.

JAMA. 1983;250(17):2377. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340170099046

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Abstract

This is a very exciting book for graduate and postgraduate students of renal immunology and the pathophysiology of glomerular injury in glomerulonephritis. For this treatise, the editors tapped the expertise of most of the leading investigators in the field of immunologically mediated renal disease, particularly glomerulonephritis and its effects on glomerular structure and function. The result is a handy summary of works from multiple disciplines, which are important to a broad understanding of the immunopathology and pathophysiology of renal disease, but that have not been previously focused within a single reference source.

Despite the complexity of much of the material, the authors and editors succeeded in providing a reference that will be readily readable by persons of varying levels of training and investigative sophistication. The contents of the book are remarkably up to date, considering the rapidity with which this field of knowledge is expanding. The book will represent a

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