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A comprehensive account of the entire field of renal stone disease is the objective of this book by a senior British urologist. Recent monographs on nephrolithiasis have presented in detail the current concepts of the pathogenesis and medical management of this ancient disorder, whereas Dr. Pyrah's book presents a wider range of topics more concisely, including, not surprisingly, a thorough review of the surgical aspects of stone disease.
The author writes clearly and summarizes a large amount of literature on topics such as the epidemiology of urolithiasis, the structure of stones and the associated renal pathology, the extrarenal diseases and
Renal Calculus.. Ann Intern Med. ;92:581. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-581_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):581.
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