Homer W. Smith Award lecture. The juxtaglomerular apparatus: from anatomical peculiarity to physiological relevance.

@article{Schnermann2003HomerWS,
  title={Homer W. Smith Award lecture. The juxtaglomerular apparatus: from anatomical peculiarity to physiological relevance.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen B. Schnermann},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          1681-94
        }
}
Homer Smith died in 1962, the year before I started my career in the Department of Physiology of the University of Goettingen. At that time, his original work was still well known and widely quoted. Several decades later, this has of course changed, and the newer generation of renal physiologists and nephrologists is often unaware of who Homer Smith was and what he did. This is not totally surprising given the time elapsed and the short half-life of scientific fame and the fact that the… CONTINUE READING

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