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February 15, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(7):645-646. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820070095028

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To the Editor:—  May I add a summary of my experience with pregnant diabetic women?

  1. In 1913 I was placed in charge of a pregnant diabetic woman by Dr. B. while he went to Europe. The woman left me for a cultist and on Dr. B.'s return I was upbraided because he found her toxemic and she and her infant died and her husband committed suicide. Thereupon I reported all my cases up to that time of pregnant patients with diabetes (Boston M. & S. J. 173:841, 1915).

  2. The first notable achievement was Mrs. G. She had had twelve dead babies in succession and at least half of them while she was diabetic. I saw her first in coma in the sixth month of pregnancy. Later her diabetes proved so mild that she was able to omit insulin. As a stunt I brought her into the hospital, put

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