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January 17, 1931


Author Affiliations

New York
From the Medical Service, St. Luke's Hospital, Henry S. Patterson, M.D., director.

JAMA. 1931;96(3):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220290003009a

Lasersohn1 recently reported a case of diabetes mellitus in a young woman treated with insulin, the administration of which was followed by a local erythema. This case differs so materially from an experience I have had that a report may prove of some interest.


History.  —A white woman, aged 27, admitted to St. Luke's Hospital, June 27, 1930, said that sugar was found in her urine about four months before and that, in spite of dieting, it had persisted up to the present time. Her family history contained no record of diabetes on either the maternal or the paternal side. Her past history recorded no disease, except for whooping cough and measles in childhood. She had a daughter, aged 6 years. The pregnancy and labor were uneventful. Detailed inquiry into her mode of life about the time of the onset of diabetes failed to show a

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