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March 1959

Nierenkrankheiten: Physiologie, Pathophysiologie, Klinik and Therapie.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(3):508-509. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270030164023

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The reviewer apologizes for the delay in preparing this review. Unfortunately, he does not read German fluently. Originally he thought he could skim through the table of contents, read several sections, and make the comment that this book is similar to Fishberg's "Hypertension and Nephritis" and entirely suitable as a substitute for anyone who reads German efficiently. However, reading a few sections was a sufficient stimulus for a number of evenings spent with German-English dictionaries in laborious translation. Although much of the ground covered is familiar territory (but well done and well illustrated), the effort was rewarding. The author has a facility not only for thoroughness, but also for presenting the essentials of a subject briefly and clearly. The ground covered is extensive and I recommend this book to the serious student of renal disease who wishes up-to-date, concise, and critical summaries of a variety of diseases. The medical student

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