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September 15, 1951

Diabetes Mellitus: Principles and Treatment.

JAMA. 1951;147(3):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670200076031

Dr. Duncan's new contribution to the textbook literature on diabetes mellitus is a valuable guide for any physician. The style of the volume is simple, and its contents are arranged in orderly fashion. It is direct, concise, practical, accurate, and sound in its approach. The wide experience of the author is detailed in so well-organized and clear a manner that his book will be a refreshing aid to all who are not too familiar with this fascinating disease but who wish to take advantage of modern methods of diagnosis and treatment.

There are no superfluous details or elaborations, yet no important phases are neglected or omitted. No personal preferences are stressed, and no prejudice is entertained. Tables and diagrams are included in generous numbers. For the most part they are informative and useful. Illustrations, particularly of pathological phenomena, are faithfully descriptive.

In conformance with the vast majority of experts in

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