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April 28, 1951

The Urinary Function of the Kidney

JAMA. 1951;145(17):1387. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920350081025
Abstract

Dr. Wolf is well known among those interested in renal physiology for his unusual approach to problems of fluid and electrolyte metabolism. Impressed by the infirmities in the foundations on which are based widely current views of kidney function, Dr. Wolf has entirely abandoned its analysis in terms of the discrete processes involved. Instead, he has chosen to deal directly with the over-all regulations of composition and volume effected by the kidney. Such regulation, considered distinct from excretory function, Dr. Wolf has termed the "urinary function" of the kidney. The book presents the author's critical analysis of current theories of renal function and a substitute for their discarded premises. It will be read with interest and profit by all concerned with fluid and electrolyte metabolism, for it presents a different and challenging point of view and an extensive review of the subject.

Dr. Wolf has an aptitude for elegance of

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