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April 1951

Grundsätzliches zur Diabetestherapie.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(4):626. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810040151022

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This pamphlet contains what amounts to a round table discussion by a group of German clinicians on a number of controversial questions relating to the treatment of diabetes. The questions are the same as those on which American authorities disagree. The discussion was precipitated by a paper which appeared in 1949 from the pen of F. Bertram, of Hamburg. It aroused a vigorous rejoinder from E. Grafe, of Würzburg. Both papers, together with a previously published answer from Bertram, are reproduced. Inasmuch as both these distinguished clinicians are members of the German Insulin Committee, arrangements were made by the Committee for a full dress rehearsal of the views of others respecting the points of difference. The American reader will find these discussions of considerable interest. Steigerwaldt, the chairman of the committee, recapitulates as follows:

  1. All authors are agreed that a free diet is to be avoided.

  2. The carbohydrate

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