Twenty-nine papers originally presented at a symposium held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, 8-9 May, 1972. The symposium dealt mainly with the physiology and pharmacology of the diuretics most widely used in current practice, but the last several papers consider in detail proper use of these drugs in hypertension, hepatic disease, pregnancy, renal failure, and diabetes insipidus. The problems of diabetogenesis and potassium perturbations are taken up in the last two papers. Author and subject indexes.
With libraries used chiefly by clinicians, this collection would be an excessively expensive guide to use of diuretics in clinical practice, but