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December 1973

Renal Physiology.

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Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(6):914. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650120112032

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This book on renal physiology does what it purports to do. It has been developed as an introductory guide for first year medical students and advanced undergraduate students. It is a well-organized, succinct presentation of renal physiology. The book will also serve practicing physicians who find it difficult to retain information concerning pH and salt and water balance, and who may not have been exposed to recent information about countercurrent mechanisms, micropuncture technique, and control of the renal circulation.

The author handles controversial areas deftly by emphasizing what is established fact and by stating with equal clarity and brevity those issues that are still in doubt. Another positive aspect is the author's success in not repeating once-told information. Each of the 12 chapters is preceded by a synopsis. Renal structure, historical review, body fluids and electrolyte composition, glomerular filtration, renal blood flow, control of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration

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