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November 1934

A Diabetic Manual for the Mutual Use of Doctor and Patient.

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By E. P. Joslin. Fifth edition. Price, $2. Pp. 224, with 50 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(5):829-830. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160170172015

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In his usual lucid style Dr. Joslin has incorporated the essential features of the modern treatment of diabetes in a very readable book of two hundred and twenty-four pages. Although the book is designed primarily for instruction of the patient, it is equally useful to the physician who does not limit his practice to diseases of metabolism. Dr. Joslin's optimism and kindly interest in human beings is evident throughout. He understands diabetic patients as well as diabetes. He is fully aware of the many questions which arise to perplex the patient and answers these questions clearly and graphically. The book is illustrated liberally with photographs of diabetic patients enjoying life. Such photographs aid greatly in dispelling the horror of the disease so often encountered in dealing with patients who are beginning treatment.

The treatment of diabetes by diet is fully explained. Although the diets which the author recommends contain considerably

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