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A comprehensive account of the entire field of renal stone disease is the objective of this book by a senior British urologist. Recent monographs on nephrolithiasis have presented in detail the current concepts of the pathogenesis and medical management of this ancient disorder, whereas Dr. Pyrah's book presents a wider range of topics more concisely, including, not surprisingly, a thorough review of the surgical aspects of stone disease.
The author writes clearly and summarizes a large amount of literature on topics such as the epidemiology of urolithiasis, the structure of stones and the associated renal pathology, the extrarenal diseases and
Renal Calculus.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:581. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-581_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):581.
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