March 1924


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By Elliott P. Joslin. Price $8. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, Third edition, 1923.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;33(3):406. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00110270127012

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Only seven years ago, Joslin wrote the first edition of his "Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus," a book of 440 pages, based on a study of 1,000 cases. The third edition is based on a study of 3,000 cases, and contains 784 pages. Dedicated "to Banting and Best and the Toronto group of insulin workers," it plunges at once into the midst of things diabetic with a 100 page discussion of insulin. The reading of these first pages in as interesting as romance, and highly instructive as showing the remarkable potency of the new therapeutic agent. The fast accumulating literature is digested and discussed, and here, as through the rest of the book, Joslin's faculty of adopting everything good for his diabetic patients is exhibited. Although the story of insulin is still too new to permit final conclusions, the reviewer is impressed with the careful and painstaking manner in which Joslin

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