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Smith Homer W.
The Kidney. Structure and Function in Health and Disease
Oxford University Press, 1951. HOMER SMITHS MAGNUM OPUS--1000 PAGE MONOGRAPH ON PHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEY AT MIDCENTURY BY DEAN OF AMERICAN RENAL PHYSIOLOGY SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 9 14 inches tall 2 inches thick hardcover publishers green cloth binding printed title to cover gilt title to spine ink inscription on front endpaper To Milt Grossman Homer W Smith May 21 1951 color frontis photomicrographs of human glomeruli xxii 1049 pp 153 figures in text bibliography listing 2300 references. Light wear to edges of covers superficial 12 inch tear top front hinge and 14 inch abrasion below it page edges lightly soiled several page corners creased pages age-toned pencil underlinings on 3 pages text otherwise unmarked binding tight overall very good signed copy. GARRISON-MORTON No. 1246. HOMER WILLIAM SMITH 1895-1962 not only became the dean of renal physiology but emerged as a truly polymathic figure whose writings and contributions encompassed evolution philosophy religion and music. For him science and philosophy were inseparable and he was preoccupied not only with the origin of life and its evolution over the millennia from the simplest to the most complex forms but also with the meaning of life consciousness and mans place in the universe. Smith was raised in Cripple Creek Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver. Smith subsequently earned his DSc in public health from Hopkins and then completed a fellowship with W.B. Cannon at Harvard. His first academic position was to head the Department of Physiology at the University of Virginia from 1925 to 1928 when he was appoi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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