E. LOVELL BECKER, M.D.
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To the editor: Neil Steinmetz's letter in the March issue of the ANNALS concerning confusion in the use of terms to describe the locus and distribution of glomerular lesions and the replies of Drs. Baldwin and Rapoport are eloquent testimony to the need for a standard kidney nomenclature. To answer that need, the International Committee for Nomenclature and Nosology of Renal Disease was formed several years ago for the express purpose of formulating a standard nomenclature through the cooperative efforts of an international group of nephrologists. The Subcommittee on Pathology, in coming to grips with the diffuse-focal-segmental problem, has defined
BECKER EL. Nomenclature of Renal Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;75:135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-135_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(1):135.
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