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March 1922


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(3):401. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110030126010

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For convenience in handling his cases, the author has recognized four clinical types of diabetes, "mild, moderately severe, severe and juvenile." The diagnostic symptoms of each type are enumerated so that a given case of diabetes could readily be classified. The diet the author recommends is given, and the subsequent additions follow. The book contains very complete analytical tables showing the composition of foods, and lists of such ménus and recipes as are valuable in handling diabetics. In another chapter questions of hygiene and exercise are discussed briefly. The book is closed with a description of tests which are necessary in following intelligently the progress of the patient. No generalizations of the principles used in the formulation of the diets are given. Hence, the reader has no way of judging whether a given diet is adequate in protein or calories or whether the proper relationship between fats and carbohydrates has

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