Edited by Albert N. Brest, MD, and John H. Moyer, MD. Price, $17. Pp 288, with 31 figures. J. B. Lippincott Co., E Washington Sq, Philadelphia, 1967.
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This Hahnemann Symposium on acute and chronic renal failure is a handy source of practical information for patient application. Presentations on anatomy, pathophysiology, and patient evaluation are followed by recommendations for therapy. The contributors skillfully guide the clinician through the maze of available diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to those most likely to benefit his patient.
The smooth transition from topic to topic is remarkable for a symposium with 45 participants. The refreshing style, clarity, and complementary nature of the papers prompt the reader to complete the relatively brief text. Those wishing to review a topic in greater depth are offered excellent, selected bibliographies.
The busy clinician is hard pressed to keep current with newer methods for management of renal failure. This volume is unique as a readily accessible and time-saving reference for office use: the superb index permits rapid location of the information needed which in turn is presented concisely.
Barry KG. Renal Failure.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(3):290. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300080098045