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At last the Handbook of Physiology has reached the kidney, after dealing with practically every other system of the body. Those who have seen earlier sections have realized that the American Physiological Society does not use the term "handbook" in the normally accepted sense of "a book capable of being conveniently carried as a ready reference" (Webster, 1961) but rather as the "Handbuch" of German physiologists—a massive compendium or encyclopedia. The present book, comprising the whole of Section 8, weighs over 7 pounds and contains as much material as can reasonably be compressed into a single volume. Each of the
Renal Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-278_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):278.
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