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Acute Renal Failure

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Second edition. Edited by Brenner Barry M., Lazarus J. Michael. . 949 pages. Churchill Livingstone Inc., New York: , 1988.. $165.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(4):351. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-4-352_2
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In the past 30 years nephrology has grown from a subject of interest primarily to physiologists into a well-populated clinical specialty. The initial spark for this growth was provided by the combat fields of the Korean conflict. Military physicians noted that a high percentage of persons with combat casualties succumbed not from their injuries but from associated kidney failure. Because the field of clinical nephrology grew from the need to deal with acute, and potentially reversible renal failure, it is surprising that so few texts have been devoted exclusively to that subject.

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