April 1950

Pathologie des Kohlehydratstoffwechsels.

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By Prof. Dr. E. Frank. Price. 24 Swiss francs. Pp. 342, with 17 illustrations and 3 graphs. Basel: Benno Schwabe & Company, 1949 (imported by Grune & Stratton, Inc., New York).

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(4):726. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230100183014

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In this compact format, the author has provided a comprehensive review of current knowledge about diabetes mellitus and related disturbances of metabolism. Formerly an associate of Minkowski (who earlier had discovered pancreatic diabetes) in Breslau, and in recent years, director of the II Medical Clinic of the University of Istanbul, Professor Frank is eminently qualified for this task. He brings to it a wealth of personal experience, together with critical judgment. He has the rare ability to put first things first. He has a gift for lucid exposition, and his clear and vivid writing makes this German text easy reading for any one at all familiar with the subject matter.

Clinical investigation joined hands with the more basic sciences of biochemistry, pathology and physiology in contributing to our present understanding of disorders of metabolism. Especially is this true of diabetic coma and of the several forms of spontaneous hypoglycemia, subjects

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