|Author||: International Association for the History of Nephrology. Congress|
|Publisher||: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 216|
|ISBN 10||: 3805564996|
|ISBN 13||: 9783805564991|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This publication contains contributions from the First Congress of the International Association for the History of Nephrology held on the island of Kos, Greece, in October 1996. The association was founded in 1994 to foster interest, encourage research and disseminate information on the history of nephrology. The text begins with an examination of the origins of nephrology in various medical writings from Greece, Byzantium and the Renaissance. This is followed by an overview of the history of dialysis and the early beginnings of renal transplantation. The concluding section examines early attempts at the conceptualization of the normal kidney, its diseases and metabolic functions. Presenting a wealth of fascinating information, this publication is a sequel to History of Nephrology, Vol. 14, No. 4-6 (1994) of American Journal of Nephrology.