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March 26, 1927

Die Nierenkrankheiten in der Praxis.

JAMA. 1927;88(13):1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680390054033

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In this short textbook for practitioners, the author has covered the subject adequately. The chapter on pyelitis and bacteriuria, renal tuberculosis and renal tumors is rather brief. The discussion of diagnostic methods is excellent, in that it gives the various tests that are available to the general practitioner who does not have an elaborate clinical laboratory at his disposal. The chapter on orthostatic albuminuria and the other pseudonephropathies is excellent, and the differential points between the true and the pseudonephropathies are brought out clearly. The true nephropathies are classified as acute and chronic nephritis, nephrosis and contracted kidney. The differential points are well brought out and the treatment outlined is conservative and based on modern principles. The chapters on renal edema and uremia are also satisfactory and the discussion of renal calculi is good. On the whole, the chapters on the true and pseudonephropathies, renal edema and uremia and diagnostic

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