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The reviewer remembers, perhaps imperfectly, that Dr. William Osler used to tell his students: "Know syphilis and you will know medicine." Today syphilis has given way in importance to other chronic diseases, among them diabetes, and Dr. Barach now can write with complete propriety that "the man who knows diabetes and how to treat it properly will be completely equipped to deal with almost every other of the so-called chronic systemic or nutritional diseases, as they are known in our day." No tissue or organ is immune to the effects of diabetes mellitus.
This book was written not for the scientist nor for the clinical researcher, but for the physician in general medicine. A brief review of the highlights of the history of diabetes is followed by consideration of incidence, etiology and diagnosis. The complications of diabetes and their treatment follow, then prognosis, and finally the treatment of the disease
Food and Facts for the Diabetic.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(2):315. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230140151018