By W. J. O'Connor, M.D. Price, $7.50. Pp. 247. Williams & Wilkins Company, 428 E. Preston St., Baltimore 2, 1962.
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It is difficult for a reviewer to take an objective, unemotional approach to the book Renal Function by O'Connor, for this monograph represents a dogmatic and unclear discussion of various aspects of renal physiology.
In the second paragraph of the author's preface he states: "It seems that the first purpose of a monograph in this series is to provide teachers and advanced students with an account of a specialized topic fuller than can be obtained in text books and more concise than reviews." O'Connor does not fulfill these purposes. The last paragraph of the preface states: "Prefaces are written just after the author has completed his task, when he may be expected to have strong views on the literature of his subject. I have been staggered by the number of papers, appalled by the poor quality of many of them, confused by contradictions of fact and bewildered by arguments which
Kleeman CR. Renal Function. Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(4):547-548. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620220139027