Physiology of the Human Kidney

Cameron G. Strong, MD
JAMA. 1969;210(13):2399-2400. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160390061029.
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Dr. Wesson has written a lucid, detailed, reference textbook which is a worthy successor to Dr. Homer Smith's The Kidney: Structure and Function in Health and Disease. All of the 30 chapters are documented extensively, many with several hundred references and well-chosen review articles.

This book is aimed at the advanced student and Dr. Wesson has hit his target. Graduate students, nephrologists, urologists, and trainees in these specialties will find it most helpful. This text may be too detailed to provide medical students with a concise outline of the non-controversial aspects of renal physiology, but for the investigator, or the physician or student seeking depth in renal physiology, this is a superb source of references.

Dr. Wesson wrote 28 of the 30 chapters, a remarkable achievement. He presents a comprehensive synthesis of the literature, covering a broad range of topics including renal anatomy, metabolism, hemodynamics, tubular transport, and the renal


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