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The remarkable number of large, multiauthor nephrology texts published during the past decade reflects the growth of the subspecialty. From texts devoted entirely to specific topics, such as hemodialysis or renal transplantation, to comprehensive treatises, the reader today is faced with a dizzying array of reference sources from which to choose. When the first edition of Seldin and Giebisch's text appeared in 1985, the editors stated that its focus would be "renal physiology . . . those processes by which the kidney maintains the volume and composition of the body" in health and disease. The first edition quickly established an
The Kidney: Physiology and Pathophysiology. Ann Intern Med. ;117:544. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-544_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):544.
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