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March 22, 1941

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes

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By W. Wilson Ingram, M.C., M.D., F.R.A.C.P., Director, Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Third edition. Cloth. Price, 6s. 6d. Pp. 150. Sydney & London: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(12):1334. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820120148034

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The foreword, by Prof. C. G. Lambie of the University of Sydney, emphasizes the intention of the author, a famous Australian physician, to supply a manual intended primarily for the use of the general practitioner in Australia. The book therefore deals with the arrangement of diets of less caloric value than those used in America, an arrangement that the author feels is more practical for people living in subtropical Australia. The book includes an account of the use of high carbohydrate diets, a dietary scheme that has many practical advantages. Dr. Ingram advocates a rearrangement of the carbohydrate allowance, reducing the breakfast allowance so that the carbohydrate content of the diet may be spread throughout the day, an increased amount being allowed for supper in order to meet the maximum absorption of the protamine zinc or modified insulin. This method of rearrangement of the carbohydrate portion of the diets to

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