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The Nephrotic Syndrome

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Edited by Cameron J. Stewart, Glassock Richard J.. . 1080 pages. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York: , 1988.. $195.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(6):518. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-6-518_4
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Although this text is titled The Nephrotic Syndrome, it is about the glomerulopathies, all of them, whether "nephritic," "nephrotic," or neither. Thus, to say this book is about the nephrotic syndrome is about as accurate as describing the Bible as a book about an apple tree. The term "nephrotic syndrome" is so imprecise that it does not deserve to be the title of this excellent text about the glomerulopathies. But, what the heck, when we use the term "nephrotic syndrome" we all know what we mean, don't we?

These quibbles aside, the book is excellent. There are many strengths, such

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