August 1940

Hypertension and Nephritis.

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By Arthur M. Fishberg, M.D. Fourth edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 779, illustrated with 40 engravings and a colored plate. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(2):530. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190140238016

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One of the standard monographs used alike by students and graduate physicians is Fishberg's "Hypertension and Nephritis." Of the books devoted to one subject or several related subjects there probably has been no one of its kind that has been more frequently quoted and more generally used, and rightly so. The author has given, in so far as the kidney is concerned, a truly splendid description of renal disease and all its many expressions. In this reference book the inquiring mind may find an excellent account of the pathologic physiology of renal function, and in it may be discovered chapters on azotemia, albuminuria, edema, uremia and tests of renal function which are thoroughly complete. Arterial hypertension in nephritis is most adequately covered. The sections on the nephroses, acute and chronic glomerular nephritis and focal nephritis contain a well rounded description of their clinical and laboratory expressions.

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