The period covered by this review is marked chiefly by notable achievements in the study of renal function and of the pathogenesis of renal hypertension. These achievements consist in the bringing to fruition of investigations which have covered a considerable time. These investigations have been chiefly in the field of physiology and of experimental pathology. The fruit of the achievements consists in providing the clinical investigator with sound tools with which to proceed. Many other valuable investigations have been reported, the ultimate significance of which is not so apparent. Attention will first be given to those fields in which the pattern of the mosaic may be most clearly discerned.
STUDIES OF RENAL FUNCTION
The modern theory of renal function, based on the conception of glomerular filtration and tubular resorption, appears each year to be more firmly established. For a long time it has been apparent that there is need of
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