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An attempt to summarize the present knowledge of renal physiology and water, electrolytes, and acid-base balance in 140 pages is at least admirable. The sins most frequently committed in such an attempt are those of excessive compactness or too frequent omissions, both leadto losses in comprehensibility. Drs. Peter Deetjen, John W. Boylan, and Kurt Kramer should be complimented for their success in writing such a concise but intelligible book on this intricate subject.
The book's readability must lie in the authors' clear and logical view of physiology, a result of years of their own important contributions to the field. This
Physiology of the Kidney and of Water Balance.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:591–592. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-591_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):591-592.
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