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April 3, 1937

Bright's Disease and Arterial Hypertension

JAMA. 1937;108(14):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140064030

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This excellently printed volume is a condensed statement of the well known facts regarding Bright's disease. It is beautifully illustrated with photomicrographs both in color and in black and white. The style is clear and lucid. The organization and arrangements are logical but there appears to be an overemphasis of classification in an attempt to divide the various types of renal disease into small semidemarcated entities. The first half of the book includes a brief historical sketch, classification of Bright's disease, discussion of renal functions and methods of testing these, the water balance of the body, acidosis, uremia, laboratory procedures and pathologic consideration. The remainder of the book is concerned with a discussion of the so-called specific forms of the disease in its various subdivisions. These subdivisions are further separated into acute, second and terminal stages. Appended are brief one paragraph case reports of 140 cases in which necropsies have

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