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August 1930

Hypertension AND Nephritis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(2):358-360. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140140196014

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This book is intended for the general practitioner, yet it is undoubtedly the best work in its field in English, not only from a practical clinical standpoint, but as a clear, critical, extremely well balanced digest of the literature on the many pressing problems of Bright's diseases. The author has contributed personally, in no small degree, toward the solution of some of these problems so that one appreciates, all the more, the direct frankness with which he disposes of the chaff and the unnecessary tags and ends passing ordinarily as scientific work. The chief aim of the author seems to be simplicity, whether he is discussing renal function tests, pathology, classification of Bright's diseases or treatment. Nowhere, however, does this simplicity replace the completeness of important details. It consists largely in the careful separation of essentials from nonessentials. Hence the book is a true quintessence of all the important factual

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