This comprehensive treatise combines in one volume a summary of our present clinical and pathological knowledge of the medical and surgical diseases of the kidney. There are also liberal references at the end of each section to original and experimental work. Because of the author's vast experience in the field of kidney pathology, most of the discussion naturally is built around his own observations and views. However, the views of others are given thorough consideration.
The format of the book is excellent. It is bound in water-repellent cloth, the paper is of high quality, the type is very clear, and there are extremely few typographical errors for a book of this size. It is profusely illustrated with literally hundreds of plates, including drawings and photographs of gross and microscopic specimens from the author's vast collection.
The book is divided into sections on embryology, anatomy, physiology, congenital malformations, clinical diseases of