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The Kidney: Physiology and Pathophysiology, vols 1 and 2

Edward T. Zawada Jr, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(6):1048. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360180018003.
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As I began to leaf through these heavy two volumes, the impressive appearance of this work and the prestige of the editors and contributors led me to have high expectations. I was not disappointed; the books are handsomely bound, and the 150 contributors represent a who's who of nephrology and renal physiology. The size of each page is large, so that, despite the high concentration of information per page, the print is easily read. Each chapter is heavily illustrated with light and electron microscopic micrographs; there are diagrams of experimental preparations such as micropuncture and microperfusion; and, of course, hundreds of transport diagrams. The number of chapters is impressive, and each is extremely well-referenced; most chapters have more than 100 references, many have over 200, and two chapters have over 700 references. Most of the references are from 1981-1982. This encyclopedic presentation of renal physiology will


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