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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
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The Kidney. An Outline of Normal and Abnormal Structure and Function.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;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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