February 20, 1932

Diabetes: Its Control by the Individual and the State.

JAMA. 1932;98(8):665. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340073036

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This book is published as one of the Harvard Health Talks, of which some eighteen are now available, an excellent method for education of the public concerning what it should know about disease. The book is written in the usual succinct and, at the same time, attractive style of Dr. Joslin. His analysis of the mortality statistics in diabetes indicates that more people may be dying of the disease but that they are dying at advanced ages. Hence, they are living longer to die of diabetes rather than succumbing to the diseases that used to carry people off in their youth. Dr. Joslin feels that the control of diabetes will demand help by the state in educating the public, endowment of the general practitioner, the establishment of diabetic centers and the proper education of the people in restricted diets that will tend to prevent diabetes. A special section of the

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