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March 15, 1941

Clinical Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperinsulinism

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By Russell M. Wilder, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Professor and Chief of the Department of Medicine, The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 459, with 19 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(11):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820110148028

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An important contribution to the subject of disorders of sugar metabolism with emphasis on diabetes mellitus, this first edition will fill a void in the textbook literature for physicians and medical students. In such a rapidly changing field Dr. Wilder authoritatively strikes a nice balance between vital scientific facts and practical knowledge. His right to appraise the important modern advances can scarcely be questioned in view of his annual reviews of the literature. Likewise, as one of the most experienced clinicians in the field his practical methods are useful.

From a concise physiologic approach clinical features are evolved, including diagnosis of diabetes, its pathogenesis, prognosis and course, therapy by insulin, diet and education of the patient, and complications. The author has done an exceptionally fine piece of work in presenting the complications of diabetes in an organized form. Refreshing is his treatment of the subject of arteriosclerosis associated with diabetes.

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