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The editors of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences do a fine job. This comprises 43 papers given at a meeting in April, 1959, and published five months later. Those responsible have produced a superior book, for which they and consulting editor Forsham deserve thanks and praise.
Even the best of editors has not solved the problem of how to work with a sow's ear, of course, but most of the participants at this conference brought some silk along. The papers cover a wide field: clinical facts and figures; new work in physiology; the use of oral drugs. In this book a few of the papers excel, most are good, and only a few are mediocre. I enjoyed much of this book. Steinberg contributes a scholarly and critical review of the genetics of diabetes. Fajans and Conn summarize clearly their excellent work upon diagnosis. Despite Wilkerson's insistence
Stone DB. Current Trends in Research and Clinical Management of Diabetes. JAMA. 1961;175(9):827-828. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040090087036