July 1940

Die Grundlagen der neuzeitlichen Ernährung des Deutschen Menschen: Ein Leitfaden für Studierende und Ärzte.

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By Dr. Ferdinand Bertram. Price, 5.80 marks, boards. Pp. 140. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(1):292. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190130302015

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The author of this manual, a recognized authority on diabetes, is physician in chief to the Second Medical Division of the Barnbeck General Hospital, Hamburg, and also professor of internal medicine.

The book includes a general review of the pathogenesis of hyperglycemia, glycosuria and acidosis, a discussion of the etiology, pathology and complications of diabetes and a detailed description of the author's therapeutic procedure. A very brief section is allotted to diabetes in children and another to prognosis. More attention to documentation would be appreciated. The bibliography is limited to a few monographs and less than a dozen general articles, mostly German.

The therapeutic procedure is sound for the most part. Exception may be taken to the objection of the author to having patients test their own urine. It is the opinion of leading American authorities on diabetes that the patient must keep himself continually informed on the state of

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