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To repeat a point made in these columns several months ago: we do not have a definitive textbook of kidney disease in the English language. For diseases of blood, we have "Wintrobe," of glands, "Williams"; for diseases of the kidney, what?
Since 1958 we have had an all-too-brief, albeit good, text, de Wardener's The Kidney, a book which in its first edition suggested the substance of texts to come. It was hardly more than a syllabus, a fact acknowledged by its subtitle, An Outline. But at least it brought together "structure and function" in equal measure. Up to the year
The Kidney. An Outline of Normal and Abnormal Structure and Function.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:700–701. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-700_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):700-701.
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