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This is a rather complete survey of the modern conceptions in the pathology and diagnosis of the medical kidney diseases and their treatment. On account of the complexity of the renal functions and their intimate correlation with the entire system, any single method of examination will furnish only incomplete information. All the available tests of the renal function are thoroughly discussed and an evaluation of the information imparted is given in each instance. The blood chemistry, which is of such importance in the discrimination of renal disturbances, is dealt with in a masterly way, as might be expected from an author who is virtually the founder of this part of renal investigation. Pathologic conditions of the kidneys are extensively discussed in the chapter dealing with the concomitant changes in the cardiovascular system, with hydropic conditions and with uremia, and the ocular changes. In the classification of the renal diseases, the
Die Nephritiden und nichtentzündlichen Nierenerkrankungen:. JAMA. 1926;87(25):2116. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680250074041
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