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This monograph represents a highly detailed and technical exposition of the development of the human kidney. The gross anatomy of the kidney is first presented along conventional lines. The author shows how the kidney is developed from the two anlages, the ureterogenic, essentially epithelial in nature, and the nephronogenic, which consists of indifferent mesenchyme. The histology of the kidney and especially the epithelial content is described in great detail. The account of the development of the excreting and collecting tubules forms the greater portion of the text. The author's large contribution is his demonstration that the epithelial content of the kidney is the result of a prodigious and continuous splitting of the collecting tubules. The epithelial cells possess a tremendous dynamic potentiality, transferred from one cell to another by intercellular bridges. The illustrations are numerous and beautifully executed. To those interested in the development of the kidney, this book should
Synthetische Morphologie der Niere des Menschen. Bau und Entwickelung dargestelt auf neuer Grundlage. JAMA. 1938;110(1):72. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790010074037
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