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November 1955

The Kidney: Ciba Foundation Symposium

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By A. A. G. Lewis, M.D., M.R.C.S. Edited for the Ciba Foundation by G. E. W. Wolstenholme, O.B.E., M.A., B.Ch.; assisted by Joan Etherington. Price, $6.75. Pp. 333, with 125 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston, 1954.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(5):580-581. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330170114021

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Abstract

This informal symposium on renal problems is another one of the series initiated by the distinguished Ciba Foundation, London, Trustees, Prof. E. D. Adrian, Lord Beveridge, Lord Horder, and Mr. Raymond Needham, and on this occasion carried out in collaboration with the Renal Association. The multiple stimuli received by the reviewer must be shared by many other readers, for, again, one feels cogently the fluidity of many questions of structure and physiology, and many tenets complacently held, neatly torn asunder, usually with the quietude accorded to the division in two of a soggy newspaper, but no less annihilating. Twenty-two papers were presented, and although one cannot divorce formal readings from the organization of medical literature, the give and take of each discussion always seems to come as a fresh northern breeze to the hot wilted city during summer's terrible heat.

Unfortunately, great detail cannot be entertained in discussing the many

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