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October 27, 1951

The Kidney: Medical and Surgical Diseases.

JAMA. 1951;147(9):905. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670260107037

Increased interest in renal disease has been aroused in recent years by important contributions to our knowledge of renal pathology and physiology. Although there are several current books dealing with various phases of the subject, this book is a welcome addition. The author refers to his book as an atlas and textbook of renal diseases with emphasis on dynamic rather than on static descriptive pathology. Since the pathologist of today is necessarily interested in both the physiological and the clinical manifestations of diseased tissue, the author's clinical evaluations of the various pathological lesions make this book of particular value. In interpreting histological abnormality, the author uses all available clinical and physiological data and integrates them with the pertinent physiological disorders they reflect. Although the book is replete with interesting discussion of the various phases of renal pathology, those sections devoted to the various types of nephrosis are outstanding and most

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