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March 1931

Le diabète sucre son traitment.

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By P. A. Carrie. Price, 20 francs. Pp. 91. Paris: Gaston Doin & Cie, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(3):510. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140210173014

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It is a general fault of articles in the French literature that practically no attention is paid to the matter of bibliography. Carrie's treatise is no exception, and this detracts considerably from the value of the book to those who may wish to go to original sources for confirmation of the statements made in the text. Such neglect of the literature gives the impression that the authority of the professor's spoken word is supreme in France, and that the critical questioning of authority which has developed, particularly in Germany and America, and which is so stimulating to progress, is sadly lacking there.

A few errors are noted. The author, for instance, in a footnote implies that alcohol is converted into sugar. He also contrasts the ketogenic-antiketogenic ratio, 2:1, of Shaffer with the 4: 1 ratio of Ladd and Palmer, overlooking the fact that Shaffer's ratio is one of molecules of

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