August 1955

The Kidney: A Ciba Foundation General Symposium.

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Edited by A. A. G. Lewis, M.D., and G. E. W. Wolstenholme. Price, not given. Pp. 352, with 125 illustrations. J. & A. Churchill, Ltd., 104 Gloucester Place, Portman Sq., London W. 1, 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(2):286. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250130160025

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This volume records the proceedings of an international symposium on the Kidney held in London in 1953, including outstanding investigators from this country and western Europe. The formal presentations covered a wide range of subjects, for example, aspiration biopsy of the kidney, the renal lesions related to amino-aciduria, the mechanism of osmotic work of the tubules, biochemical aspects of tubular transport, factors in renal glycosuria, renal regulation of acidbase balance and potassium excretion, postoperative retention of water and sodium, calcium and phosphorus excretion, and renal factors in the control of volume of body fluid.

At the end of each chapter is a general informal discussion, in which many interesting questions are raised and differences in point of view expressed. While much of the material in this volume has been published previously in the scientific literature, this symposium summarizes clearly the major current lines of thought and evidence in the field

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