October 1975

Atlas of Human Glomerular Pathology,

Author Affiliations

Albuquerque, NM


by Peter M. Burkholder, 433 pp, 100 illus, $35, Harper & Row Publishers, 1974.

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1409. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100135029

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, Dr. Burkholder has managed to squeeze over 1,600 pages of information into a text of 433 pages and still has room left for some pleasant, informative prose. The reader of this volume on glomerular pathology may be disappointed initially by the fact that all of its 664 separate photos are in black and white, not color. But disappointment quickly fades when one examines the excellent content, quality, and scope of the photographs.

Dr. Burkholder has exploited a practical format to update his readers' knowledge of glomerular disease. All but two of his 17 chapters begin with a brief overview of the condition up for discussion. Each discussion is followed by exemplary photos of biopsy material. Light, immunofluorescent, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy provide the photographic material. Legends appear opposite each page of composite photographs. They not only describe pathological highlights but

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