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Excellent descriptive books on the surgical aspects of urogenital disease have been produced in the past decade; however, the nephrological component is much more difficult to present. Dr. Netter, in the introduction, states that he postponed the day when he would attempt to prepare his atlas on the kidneys and urinary tract until "the discrepancies in our knowledge would be rectified, the inconsistencies in our theories clarified, and the differences in our interpretations and opinions resolved. Miraculously—this took place." This is hardly the case, since there are few areas in medicine where more theories of pathogenesis and etiology continue to
Kidneys, Ureters, and Urinary Bladder.. Ann Intern Med. ;79:925. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-925_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):925.
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