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April 10, 1915

Edema and Nephritis. A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the Physiology and Pathology of Water Absorption in the Living Organism.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(15):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570410066041

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There have probably been no two books issued in this country during recent years that have called forth such active, and at times acrid discussion, as the monographs entitled "Edema" and "Nephritis," the products of the researches into the application of physical chemistry to biologic problems by Professor Fischer. These two volumes now appear united in a single book, which includes the material of the first two brought up to date by the later investigations and reflections of the author, together with incidental attention to some of the attacks of his not too scanty or considerate critics. As the first of these books appeared in 1909, and the second in 1911, there has been time for the ideas advanced therein to have received due consideration, critical study and judicial weighing. We regret that we are obliged to state that most of the weighing which these ideas have received in both

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