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Untersuchungen über Bau und Entwickelung der Niere

Nature volume 81, page 94 (22 July 1909) | Download Citation



THE editor of this monograph holds with Koelliker that a knowledge of the morphological characteristics of the renal tubules is an important groundwork for the study of the physiology and diseases of the kidney. This ground plan he has laid down in a bulky volume, profusely illustrated by numerous and well-executed drawings. By means of maceration with concentrated hydrochloric acid and subsequent isolation of the urinary tubules, as well as by reconstruction models and serial microscopic sections, he has studied, along with his pupil, Michio Inouye, the structure of the kidney in various mammalian families in great detail. For the benefit of those who desire to ascertain his results without reading the whole of the text, he condenses a summary of his work into seventy-five pages of this volume.

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