November 1983

The Kidney and Body Fluids in Health and Disease

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edited by S. Klahr, New York, Plenum Publishing Corp, 1983.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(11):2051. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350110029006

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The editor modestly states that "this volume was designed as a text for medical students, house officers, and even clinicians." In fact, he and the contributors from the Washington University School of Medicine, Seattle, have converted a medical student syllabus (1974) into a delightful, well-written textbook of nephrology (1983). It begins with an excellent review of the basic concepts of fluid electrolyte and renal physiology. This is followed by a pathophysiologic approach to common renal and electrolyte disorders and concludes with a section devoted to renal pharmacology. If it is not, as the editor acknowledges, "comprehensive and exhaustive," it is certainly thorough, current, and an excellent reference source for clinicians. It is highly recommended.

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