December 1928

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.

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By Elliott P. Joslin. Fourth edition. Price, $9. Pp. 998. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):956. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230158018

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In 1916, the first edition of Joslin's "Diabetes" appeared in a large volume of 440 pages. The new fourth edition, arriving just twelve years later, contains 998 pages. Such are the complications of modern medicine that one student working intensively at one disease can produce such an encyclopedic volume. The work represents the characteristic Joslin trait of painstaking study of his own work and of careful inquiry into the work of others, all with one end in view — improvement in the treatment of the diabetic patient. The reviewer finds it difficult to attempt a detailed comment; the book contains so much that one can open it at random and receive almost at a glance an impetus to review his own cases of diabetes. This volume is so full of information on so many aspects of the disease other than treatment that it is today the outstanding practical treatise on

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