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Books, Journals, New Media
July 17, 2002

Nephrology: Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract, vols 1-3

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;288(3):388-389. doi:10.1001/jama.288.3.388-JBK0717-4-1

This is the Rolls Royce of kidney books, a set of three elegantly bound volumes inscribed with gold letters, comprehensive, up to date, beautifully illustrated, with excellent reproductions of renal biopsies and various forms of imaging, covering in 3000 pages most aspects of the steadily advancing discipline of nephrology. It is very scholarly, very academic, with much emphasis on mechanisms, perhaps less on therapeutics. It is clearly not a handbook for residents, not a cookbook for medical students, not even a Baedeker for busy consultants, but more of a luxury item likely to be garaged in libraries and university departments, to be used for reference rather than read from cover to cover in a project as vast as reading Remembrance of Things Past.