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This is an unusually well-illustrated and well-printed book. The illustrations are partly colored pictures of pathologic kidneys and partly reproductions of microphotographs.
The book contains lectures delivered in the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology during the winter of 1909. They are interesting and give the results of extensive experience, and careful thinking; they are purely pathologic or as the author puts it, have to do with the "morphology of nephritis."
The author deprecates the use of the terms "parenchymatous," "interstitial" and "diffuse." He also regards as equally objectionable "the terms 'acute' and 'chronic,' for they not only do not describe with any degree of precision the time limit of nephritis or the rapidity of its formation and its progress but they have lost in the course of pathologic investigations any definite significance with regard to a particular process or group of processes." His classification of kidneys changed by Bright's disease
The Anatomic Histologic Processes of Bright's Disease and Their Relation to the Functional Changes. Lectures Delivered in the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology, City Hospital, New York, during the Winter of 1909.. JAMA. 1911;LVI(23):1743-1744. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560230045033