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October 12, 1984

Handbook of Renal Therapeutics

Author Affiliations

University of California at Los Angeles
Veterans Administration Medical Center Medical College of Georgia Augusta

JAMA. 1984;252(14):1934-1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350140070038

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Many textbooks exist for the subspecialty of renal disease. Some are large volumes, extensively describing the physiological basis by which the kidney functions and how it adapts to altered pathophysiological states. In addition, many other diseased states that may affect the kidney directly or indirectly have also been extensively discussed. However, this book— The Therapeutic Aspects of Renal Diseases—is unique, in that it deals with the management of a disease state that occurs in the kidney and/or its environment.

There are 22 chapters, each contributed by an expert in the field. Most of the contributors are well known for their clinical and research contributions in the field of renal physiology or kidney-related disorders.

Each of the first nine chapters initially describes the pathophysiology of the disease process. In the chapters where pathophysiology is not applicable, brief introductory remarks relating to the diseased state have been made. The illustrations and