November 1972

The Kidney Structure and Function in Disease.

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By Abner Golden, MD; John F Maher, MD. Price, $9.75. Pp 207. The Williams & Wilkins Co, 428 Preston St, Baltimore 21202, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(5):796-797. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650050114038

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This monograph is the first of a series on major organ systems of the body—attempting to integrate structural abnormalities with functional change. By using an interdisciplinary approach, an outgrowth of the authors' experience in presenting the Georgetown University Medical Center Renal Biopsy Conference, several innovative features make the monograph attractive.

The book reads easily and illustrations are placed for reader convenience. The material is not repetitive. The authors are succinct and avoid prolonged discussion of controversial, unsettled matters. The book demonstrates the value of the interdisciplinary approach (pathology and internal medicine) particularly in the early stages of renal disease. The presentation of material combining the clinical setting, functional change, and the pathological aspects of renal disease makes for clarity and greatly reduces many of the nomenclature problems which have beset the field. The monograph is divided into 11 chapters which cover most clinical problems encountered in medical practice. It is

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