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June 1952

Urine and Urinary Sediment.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(6):997. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240060140026

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This compact little volume is a remarkably interesting combination of the theory and practice of clinical urinalysis, with special emphasis on the interpretation of the urinary sediment. The general approach to the subject is that of the late Dr. Thomas Addis, whose guidance the author fortunately experienced.

The book comprises three sections—the first, on the significance of proteinuria and the elements of the urinary sediment; the second, on urinary findings in all types of renal disease, and the third, on details of technique. The text is clear and concise, and almost every page furnishes answers to questions that would arise in the mind of an intelligent medical student or physician. The bibliography is excellent.

The numerous illustrations in the form of color photographs of urinary sediments are virtually perfect. They have been carefully selected to show individual items and typical combinations found in specific renal diseases.

Two criticisms are in

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