Tag Archives: nephrology

Lithotripsy: a historical review

Rabie Abdel-Halim Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   Fig. 2:┬áThe pincer used by Al-Razi to grasp and break off pieces of a large vesical stone (shown in the illustrated 30th section of Al Tasrif book of Al-Zahrawi). Fig. 1: Title page of the 10th volume of Al-Razi book: Kitab Al-Hawi Fi Al-Tibb (The Continens) Although lithotripsy1 is […]

Oliver Murray Wrong: A Giant in Nephrology

Todd Ing   Professor Oliver Wrong (Figure 1), a giant in renal medicine, passed away on February 24, 2012. At the age of 87, his death should not, perhaps, have seemed untimely and shocking. But Oliver remained intellectually productive until the very end, working to expand science’s understanding of how the body regulates fluid, salt […]