August 1926


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By Dr. Herman Elwyn. Price, $5. New York: Macmillan Company.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;38(2):277. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120260135014

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This book is largely a compilation, but in the assembling of facts and theories Dr. Elwyn has shown an unusual amount of wisdom. He has exercised editorial discretion as to what to include and what to omit. The result is a well considered, comprehensive résumé of the essentials of present day knowledge of nephritis. The author has injected his own personality into the book. His views are never in doubt, but they are not offensively obtruded. Moreover, they are clearly the result of wide reading, close observation at the bedside, and intimate familiarity with the laboratory. But all the knowledge contained in the volume, and all the wisdom manifested in working over that knowledge might have been largely wasted had there been lacking skill in presentation. Fortunately there is no such lack. The author has the gift of style. He knows how to condense, how to write simply yet with

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