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In the second edition, Dr Heptinstall has updated a book whose first edition had already become the basic text of renal pathology. He has added about 50% more material and a considerable number of newer references to an already voluminous bibliography. Of importance to his fans, he has not lost the technique of providing concise summaries of important findings by others, including the raw data on which conclusions have been based, then adding his own experience and opinions in a manner that enables the reader to gain both a knowledge of and a "feel" for the topic. It is a pathology text that is not boring to the nonpathologist.
In this edition, Dr Heptinstall has called on Dr Robert T. McCluskey to contribute a new chapter that provides an excellent description of the experimental immunologic models of renal disease and their pertinence to human nephritides. Drs Kendrick A. Porter and
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