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In writing this book," the author says, "I have tried to record tthose facts which have proven of service to me in the treatment of diabetes," and it is in this sense that the title gives a true index of the scope of the work; for the writer has by no means limited himself to the discussion of those things which in a narrower sense would be classified under the heading of treatment. It represents in reality a summation of the work done by Dr. Joslin and his co-workers on the subject of diabetes. "For the benefit of my patients," he adds, "it has seemed worth while to summarize my work with them during the last eighteen years, and I have honestly tried in these pages to le the 400 fatal cases tell their useful lessons to the 600 living."
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The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(6):483-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020147024