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Ever since the first "von Noorden" appeared, successive editions have marked the progress of diabetes mellitus. No better evidence of the extent of this progress can be obtained than by a comparison of the 438 pages of the sixth edition of 1912 with the 627 pages of the present volume. Although the general form of the two volumes is the same, the division of discussions shows the effect of the discovery of insulin on all phases of the subject. The theory of the disease, the pathology, the chemistry are interwoven with details of treatment into an encyclopedic whole too massive to grasp except on repeated readings. To review an encyclopedia is a difficult task; one knows that the von Noorden first volume was a real contribution to diabetes; and one notes that the present edition has carried the subject well up to the last minute. The references to the literature
Die Zuckerkrankheit und ihre Behandlung.. JAMA. 1927;89(1):53. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690010053041