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June 1971


Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(6):1144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310180160036

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE BOOKS  The subtitle of the second edition "A textbook for students, residents, internists, urologists, and general practitioners" describes the scope of this concise book. It covers the physiology, pathophysiology, pathology of the kidney and describes the clinical manifestations of various diseases affecting the kidney and hypertension. The management of acute and chronic renal insufficiency including dialysis and the indications for transplantation are also reviewed.It is an organ oriented textbook not a handbook. However the large number of references make search of the literature easy for anyone who wants to explore specific subjects.The book is written in the Germanic tradition of solo authorship, a monumental task in this day and age of rapidly accumulating information. The author succeeded and he managed to achieve this in a little more than 600 pages. The book is useful for anyone fluent in German. It is reasonably priced. The publisher might

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