Von Dr. H. J. Banse und Dr. R. Spickernagel. Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. G. Katsch. Boards. Price, 6.30 marks. Pp. 95, with 8 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1940.
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A most interesting monograph on work capability of persons with diabetes has appeared appropriately enough from Germany. This paper, with an introduction by Professor Katsch, represents observations on the economic aspect of diabetes mellitus founded on eight years of experience in the First German Diabetic Sanatorium at Garz, on the island of Rügen.
The First German Diabetic Sanatorium at Garz has taken for its aim the training and schooling of the diabetic patient in order to return him to a normal productive life, i. e. to preserve his ability to work in spite of diabetes. Professor Katsch emphasizes the extreme importance of this work in Germany, quoting the words of the fuehrer that German working power is Germany's gold and adding that the "present shortage of workers here in Germany makes the productive diabetic treatment so important that it takes on the nature of a national duty for doctors to
Leistungsfähigkeit und Arbeitseinsatz des Zuckerkranken: Eine Stellungnahme zum sozialen und arbeitswirtschaftlichen Problem des Diabetes mellitus auf Grund 8-jähriger Erfahrungen im "Ersten Deutschen Diabetikerheim" Garz auf Rügen. JAMA. 1940;114(22):2242-2243. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220066025