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January 1960

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on the Nephrotic Syndrome.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(1):176. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270130192032

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The first major topic taken up by the Conference was the ultrastructure of the nephron disclosed by electron microscopy. Many excellent micrographs of various human and experimental renal lesions were presented and discussed in a lively fashion. Obviously, the application of this technique is leading to considerable advances in our understanding of renal disease. This part of the Proceedings is highly recommended as a ready source of current information and thinking in this rapidly advancing and useful field. Two warnings, however, are in order. The first is best illustrated by a direct quotation of Dr. Jean Oliver during a discussion period, "Of course, all these revelations are most wonderful. I can't help thinking, though, of what I'm sure all electron microscopists appreciate better than anybody else, that is, since they are magnifying what they see a thousand times more than what we have been used to, so interpretation and its

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