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Books that are written to teach or to guide must be judged on what is omitted as well as what is included. This is especially true in those that purport to cover a subject comprehensively, as the title of this book implies that it does. The topics discussed in 10 brief chapters are diuretic therapy, disorders of sodium and water metabolism, potassium imbalance, renal tubular acidosis, diagnosis of patients with azotemia, urinary tract infections, interstitial nephritis, the value of antihypertensive therapy, hemodialysis, and renal transplantation. Omitted from consideration, however, are glomerulonephritis, the nephrotic syndrome, conservative management of the uremic syndrome,
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Nephrology for the Practicing Physician.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:766. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-6-766_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(6):766.
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