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April 1973

Clinical Nephrology.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(4):611. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320100139029

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This book clearly demonstrates how a subspecialty book should be written for the nonsubspecialist. Papper has the ability to write in a very clear, understandable manner and to present all of the necessary material without boring his reader with infinite detail. Schematic representations aid in the interpretation of biopsies and electron micrographs. Intravenous pyelograms demonstrate the majority of radiological abnormalities. Dialysis and transplant are in proper perspective.

The two major double volume nephrology texts (Hamburger and Strauss and Welt) are certainly needed for the subspecialist and his fellow. However, Clinical Nephrology neatly bridges the gap for medical students, interns, and medical residents. This book is long overdue.

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