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March 1929

DIABETES MELLITUSA STUDY OF ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN AUTOPSIES

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NEW YORK

From the Department of Pathology of Cornell University Medical College.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(3):376-383. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130260079007
Abstract

The present study is composed of an investigation of about 170 cases of diabetes mellitus in which autopsy had been performed. It was hoped that some correlation might be made of the clinical and pathologic observations. For this purpose we studied the clinical record, the protocol of the autopsy and the microscopic sections. From Dr. von Glahn of the Presbyterian Hospital we obtained forty-nine cases, from Dr. Rich of the Johns Hopkins Hospital thirty-six cases, from Dr. Symmers of Bellevue Hospital twenty-five cases, from Dr. Gross of Mount Sinai Hospital seventeen cases, from Dr. Rohdenburg of the Lenox Hill Hospital eight cases, from Dr. Denton of the New York Hospital eight cases and from Dr. MacNeal of the Post-Graduate Hospital four cases. These cases date from 1909 to 1926, inclusively, and are therefore not duplicates of the series reported by Cecil.1 In only 147 of the 170 cases reviewed did

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