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The Kidney: Structure and Function in Health and Disease.

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By SMITH HOMER W.. , A.B., SC.D., M.S. 1049 pages; 15 X 23 cm. Oxford University Press; , New York: . 1951.. Price, $12.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):483. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-483_1
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With its abundant wealth of technical physiology this is a terrifying book to the humble clinician.

The text is divided into four parts. The first deals with such subjects as anatomy, measurement of the filtration rate, clearances involving tubular reabsorption and excretion, and the reliability of inulin as a measure of glomerular filtration. The second part contains chapters on the antidiuretic hormone and the excretion of water, the excretion of sodium and other strong electrolytes, the adrenal cortex and Addison's disease, and acid-base equilibria in plasma and urine. Part III is devoted to such topics as the control of the




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