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February 28, 1931

Therapie in Einzeldarstellungen: Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und praktische Anwendung.

JAMA. 1931;96(9):715. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720350067042

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This well written monograph gives a brief but systematic survey of the therapeutic uses of insulin. It opens with a brief review of the historical aspects of the subject and the orthodox views as to the physiology of insulin. The discussion of the treatment of diabetes mellitus and diabetic coma is conservative and presents no innovations. Little space is devoted to consideration of dietary measures. As might be expected, the section devoted to synthalin therapy evinces a belief in its efficacy and freedom from danger not shared by all workers in this field. A section is devoted to insulin therapy of nondiabetic conditions. The conditions discussed are underweight and anorexia, parenchymatous liver disturbances, vomiting and dehydration, hyperthyroidism, infections and trophic disturbances. The authors believe that insulin may be of real value in the treatment of such conditions. This section may interest many who find little of particular moment in the

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