This collection of short papers, demonstrations, and round-table discussions was presented during the association's 1968 meeting in Dublin. One fourth of the authors were from the United States and Canada. There was minimal reference to acute renal failure; chronic hemodialysis and its complications received primary emphasis. New thoughts on iron metabolism and endocrinology of the uremic patient were well presented.
As usual, the discussions following the formal presentations provided the highlights: the indication for doing a renal homotransplant in a patient with a positive cross match was questioned. No one has done paternity blood typing on children procreated by men on long-term dialysis programs. Psychiatrists can not adequately evaluate the personality of a patient with chronic renal disease who is in a terminal uremic condition. After 18 months of hemodialysis a bald man grew an impressive growth of hair. The appeal of this book would be limited to those nephrologists