This is a splendid book. It will join Arthur C. Allen's The Kidney and M. B. Strauss and L. G. Welt's Diseases of The Kidney as one of the most useful textbooks on kidney disease for the nephrologist, internist, and pathologist. It derives strength by drawing on a huge experience with renal biopsy material as the basis of understanding the early stages and progression of renal diseases. The author properly emphasizes the more frequent and significant kidney diseases, yet he also includes definitive sections on less common entities such as the glomerular lesions of cyanotic congenital heart disease and the renal lesion of Fabry's disease, indicating the completeness of the volume. Upholding the standard of excellence of the rest of the book are three chapters contributed by collaborating authors, "Development of the Kidney" and "Congenital Malformations" by Dr. John M. Kissane and "Renal Transplantation" by Dr. Kendrick A. Porter.