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July 1952

Renal Function: Transactions of the Second Conference, Oct. 19-20, 1950, New York.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(1):129. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240070135013

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This record of the Second Conference on Renal Function emphasizes the influence of hormonal factors, specifically the secretions of the anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary, and adrenal cortex. There are excellent brief presentations of the general problems in the light of their own experimental work by R. Gaunt, H. G. Van Dyke, H. L. White, E. H. Burnett, F. Binkley, and J. A. Luetscher Jr.

Their discussions are supplemented by the informal question-and-answer and comment periods which distinguish these transactions from other scientific reports. They give the reader the feeling of personal participation in the symposium under the guidance and constructive criticism of recognized authorities.

While the material is presented on the level of the specialized investigator, any alert physician or senior medical student should be stimulated by the keen analysis of the physiological mechanisms regulating diuresis and by the ingenious applications of conclusions from experimental data to therapeutic problems in

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