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This is an exhaustive work on the medical diseases of the kidney, from the standpoint of general diseases of the entire organism rather than purely local renal affections. The first section is concerned with the anatomy and physiology of the kidneys, the characteristics and methods of examination of the urine, and functional tests. The latter include the concentration and dilution tests with dry and fluid diets, the ability to excrete sodium chloride and nitrogen, the significance of Ambard's quotient, and the nitrogen in the blood, as well as the various dye tests. The author discusses the significance of the functional tests, giving the conditions in which they are clinically useful, and those in which the salt and water excretion tests may be dangerous. Several examples of results in different kidney diseases help to make the subject clear. The diseases of the kidneys, except the surgical conditions, are divided into the
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