This is a yearly book edited by Prof. Jean Hamburger who has been working in the field of renal diseases for 15 years in Necker Hospital, Paris.
The major part of the book deals with glomerular nephropathies. Questions about the structure of the normal glomerular tuft and the morphological basis of glomerular filtration, morphological aspects of the main varieties of glomerular nephropathies, experimental data and pathogenic concepts in glomerulonephritis, etiology and prognosis of acute glomerulonephritis, malignant glomerulonephritis, glomerulonephritis with recurrent hematuria, glomerular localizations of the systemic diseases, value of treatment against infection and of hormotherapy in patients with glomerular nephropathies are discussed. Some physiological and clinical problems such as renal water and salt excretion, physiopathology of the anemia in renal failure, erythropoietin and the kidney, experimental renal hypertension are covered in considerable detail.
Clinical reviews on current problems such as investigations in renal acidosis, systemic lupus nephropathy, renal biopsy in