Some excellent texts have been published recently dealing with advances in the classification and morphologic diagnosis of renal diseases. These have been profusely illustrated. They have stressed glomerular changes and have emphasized either the light microscopic or the immunofluorescent and electron microscopic findings. Why would an author want to write a somewhat similar text with its heavy emphasis on morphologic findings? In the present instance, there appears to be a good deal of justification for such a publication.
The author started her medical career as a pathologist in the course of which she developed a keen interest in nephrology. As a result, she went into clinical medicine while retaining a strong foothold in the laboratory. The book therefore represents her personal involvement in correlating morphologic findings with the clinical study of patients with renal disease in terms of diagnosis, prognosis, and the effects of therapy. It expresses her vigorous and
Krakower CA. The Kidney: A Clinico-Pathological Study. JAMA. 1976;236(9):1064. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270100062038
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