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July 18, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(3):191-193. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730030041022

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Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus  Prof. Gustavo Singer delivered recently before the Accademia medica of Genoa an address on the treatment of diabetes mellitus by means of irritating substances. During the past five years the speaker has made clinical and experimental studies on the nonspecific treatment of diabetes, basing his researches on the conception that irritants of complex structure, particularly protein substances, introduced by the parenteral route, have the capacity of modifying favorably the metabolism of the diabetic patient, changing it in a permanent manner. The number of cases that he has followed is about 200. His method of treatment consists of a standard diet and of injections of protein substances. The diet is light, being based on the principle of Bouchardat. The fundamental basis consists of vegetables, with a supplement that contains the three elements of nutrition in a definite proportion: 100 Gm. of boiled or roasted meat, two eggs,

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