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February 12, 1982

Pathophysiology of Renal Disease

JAMA. 1982;247(6):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320310112055

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This book summarizes the current state of clinical nephrology and is designed for medical students, house officers, and physicians interested in treating patients with kidney diseases and hypertension.

Though there are numerous contributors to the book, the style is consistent and there is little duplication of subject matter. The book is lucid, well organized, and easy to read. The illustrations and photographs are carefully done and add much to the understanding of the textual material.

The introductory chapters on clinical evaluation of renal function and the diagnostic approach to the patient with renal disease are especially helpful and should be valuable for medical students and house staff learning to care for patients with renal disorders. The chapters on the pathophysiology of uremia and the treatment of renal failure are also well done and give a good summary of a large area of knowledge.

The subjects of fluid and electrolyte and