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December 26, 1936

A Diabetic Manual for Practitioners and Patients

JAMA. 1936;107(26):2156. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770520058031

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This little volume is intended both for the practitioner and for the patient, a combination that is always difficult to manage. It is bound to become too technical for the patient. Such a book, of which this is an example, contains too many technical terms that are foreign to a layman in spite of the glossary of medical terms at the beginning of the book. It contains too much that is neither of interest nor of use to the patient and tends to confuse him rather than to clarify the problem for him. From the standpoint of the patient therefore it is top heavy. From the standpoint of the practitioner, it is an excellent little volume, full of practical type of information. Any one in busy practice will find a good guide here in the treatment, diagnosis and complications of diabetes. In the chapter on diet the author has used

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