April 1984

Pathology of the Kidney

Author Affiliations

Department of Pathology Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724


ed 3, by Robert Heptinstall, 1,695 pp, 735 illus, $150, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1983.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(4):415-416. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140420081034

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The third edition of Heptinstall's Pathology of the Kidney represents an updating of this work, which has become a standard for pathologists and clinicians concerned with renal disease. The new edition is expanded to three volumes and, like the earlier editions, is excellently illustrated and includes not only pathologic descriptions but sections on etiology, pathogenesis, and relevant clinical features and natural history of the various conditions. New chapters have been added that discuss the mechanisms involved in hypertension, and there is a very timely chapter that discusses the renal complications of therapeutic and diagnostic agents, as well as drug abuse. New material has been written by Dr Gary S. Hill on systemic lupus erythematosus and the renal manifestations of dysproteinemias, and Dr Kim Solez has provided a chapter on acute renal failure. Pediatricians and neonatologists should be especially interested in the chapters by Dr John Kissane on the development of