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Renal Function and Disease in the Elderly.

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Edited by Macias Nunez Juan F., Cameron J. Stewart. . 548 pages. Butterworths; , London: , 1987.. $145.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(1):129. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-107-1-129_1
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In aging societies, knowledge concerning geriatric nephrology will ultimately command the attention of modern physicians. As Nathan Shock, a father of modern gerontology, states in the book's introduction, "The kidney has been a most effective model for the study of aging in normal human subjects. . . . Studies on the kidney led the way."

Nephrologists and geriatricians from around the world have contributed to this book. Pertinent clinical problems are presented, with the focus on their unique geriatric aspects. The chapter on the incidence of renal diseases in a geriatric unit emphasizes the clinical significance of renal disease in


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