Progress in Nephrology is a remarkable volume in several respects. As edited proceedings of a symposium dated 1967, the topics and data are still distinctly current. A delay in publication is amply justified by the highly literate translation of the many originally German texts into English. The freshness of most contributions is further enhanced in presentation of original data by recognized authorities, a feature by which the volume also gains its principal value as a sourcebook in renal pathophysiology. It matters not at all that some of the same authors and data have been published elsewhere.
Accordingly, the volume is clearly not for the general internist, but so intertwined are clinical and renal functional issues in nephrology that those specialists will be well served by this concentrated compendium of continuing education. The topics represent at least the current salients of nephrologic knowledge and investigation: renal excretion of uric acid, ammonia,