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September 1966

Renal Tubular Dysfunction.

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By L. I. Woolf, BSc, PhD. Price, $9.50. Pp 253, with illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1966.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(3):299-300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290150113044

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This little book is a good review of renal tubular disorders. The expansion of medical knowledge is a challenge for any author. In a rapidly advancing field, this text is as up-to-date as any. The author is to be congratulated on getting the therapy of cystinuria with D-penicillamine into the text. One of the interesting facets of that disease, however, the in vitro studies of the gut defect (largely reported by Rosenberg and colleagues), was apparently too late to make the text. Nevertheless, brief one-author books like this one are more likely to be up-to-date than larger volumes, and the author should be encouraged to keep it current by future volumes. The book should be of particular value to one reviewing for boards and to the busy student or house-officer who wants to review his orientation in the general subject. The physician confronted with a patient, however, will probably wish

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