January 1936

The Kidney in Health and Disease.

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In Contributions by Eminent Authorities. Edited by Hilding Berglund, M.D., Stockholm, Sweden, formerly chief of the department of medicine at the University of Minnesota, and Grace Medes, Ph.D., research biochemist in the Lankenau Hospital Research Institute, Philadelphia. With the collaboration of G. Carl Huber, M.D., University of Michigan; Warfield T. Longcope, M.D., Johns Hopkins University, and Alfred N. Richards, Ph.D., M.D., University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price, $10 net. Pp. 774, with 163 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(1):238-239. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170050246019

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This volume, attractively gotten up, "is the outgrowth of a symposium on the structure and function of the kidney in health and disease which took place in Minneapolis during the summer of 1930." In putting these papers into book form an effort has evidently been made to arrange the material so as to cover the subject in a more or less systematic manner. The first section, on anatomy and physiology, including articles by Huber, Richards, Marshall, Rehberg and others, is satisfactory. In the subsequent parts of the book one has, on the contrary, a feeling of spottiness, as though one were reading a series of more or less unrelated articles in a journal rather than a monograph. Even though many of these articles are excellent, one wonders whether the substance could not have been boiled down to a more homogeneous concentrate. First and last, the book covers rather well modern

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