October 1980

Pediatric Nephrology,

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Wisconsin Medical Center 600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53706


by Charles E. Hollerman, 501 pp, $16.50, Garden City, NY, Medical Examination Publishing Co Inc, 1979.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(10):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130220081044

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The intent of this book, as declared in the preface, is to provide information about the diagnosis and treatment of renal disease for physicians providing primary care to neonates, children, and adolescents. Accordingly, this text differs from those like Pediatric Nephrology by Rubin and Barratt, Pediatric Kidney Disease by Edelmann, or Pediatric Nephrology by Royer et al that are intended primarily for nephrologists. Dr Hollerman's text is akin to Renal Disease in Childhood by James, which is also intended for primary care physicians. It is also comparable to the James' text in that it is single authored and thus reflects opinions and experiences of a single physician.

The book is arranged in 16 chapters and covers the entire spectrum of renal disorders that affect neonates, children, and adolescents. It is a paperback book with offset printing that is convenient to carry and easy to read. Topics covered include glomerular and