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    [Medicine]. [Kidney Dialysis]. Willem Johan Kolff. De Kunstmatige Nier. Proefschrift. Kampen: [1946]. First edition of this important thesis on dialysis. Text in Dutch. Octavo. 200 pages. With frontispiece and seven leaves of illustrations and four fold-out tables inserted. With several intertextual illustrations. Publisher's perfect-bound printed wrappers. Spine creased and toned, some toning, rubbing, and minor soiling to wrappers, a few notes in ink and pencil in text or folding tables, minor occasional foxing in text. Bookplate on inner front wrap. Fine. Housed in cloth clamshell case. "Pioneers of dialysis were regarded as mavericks, perhaps even dangerous men, by their colleagues for more than two decades. The first of these unusual men was a tenacious and talented Dutchman, Willem Johan Kolff ... Together with Hendrik Berk, head of the local enamel factory and a practical engineer, he went on to design and construct a 'dialyser with a large surface area' whose design has become one of the icons of nephrology ... At the end of the war, Kolff published an expanded version of his thesis in a now classic monograph" (Cameron, History of the Treatment of Renal Failure by Dialysis, Oxford 2002, pp. 74-80).

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