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Renal Medicine.

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By Wardle E. N.. . 435 pages. Volume 2. of Guidelines in Medicine.. University Park Press; , Baltimore: , 1979.. Price, $27.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):159-160. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-159_4
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From the author of a textbook we should expect, at the least, accuracy. We may hope for new concepts or a new way of examining old ones. Occasionally, we are lucky enough to have both of these, plus felicity and skill of expression so that we can take pleasure in learning something new or in reviewing the familiar. Alas, Dr. Wardle provides us none of these. His work, beginning with a review of renal physiology and progressing through discussions of common renal diseases to dialysis and transplantation, contains many errors, some of them egregious. For example:

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