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Calcium Metabolism in Renal Failure and Nephrolithiasis.

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Edited by David David S.. . 402 pages, John Wiley & Sons; , New York: , 1977.. Price, $34.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(3):443-444. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-88-3-443_2
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In this agreeable volume the 10 chapters jostle each other, and produce silent cadences that may be as valuable as the mass of information they contain. Taken one by one, the contributions are standard professional fare, of good to excellent quality. Coburn, Massry, and colleagues, in two chapters, review intestinal absorption and renal handling of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in chronic renal insufficiency. They are expert.

The editor provides a useful compendium of mineral disturbances in uremia. That lacks the laconic terseness of the other essays, perhaps because most of it reviews work outside of his own personal research area;


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