December 1913

Studies Concerning Glycosuria and Diabetes.

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By Frederick M. Allen, A.B., M.D. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp. 1179. Boston: W. M. Leonard, 1913.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1913;XII(6):799-801. doi:10.1001/archinte.1913.00070060191014

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The avowed purpose of this work is an application of such knowledge as can be gained by experiments on animals to the evolution of an improved therapy for diabetes in man. Its preparation has occupied the author three years and these must indeed have been years of most arduous toil and industry for, in bulk alone, the volume before us far exceeds anything that has ever been written in the difficult and confusing field of glycosuria and diabetes. The knowledge that so large a volume has occupied so short a time in its compilation, would ordinarily lead us to expect a considerable amount of slip-shod and undigested matter, but this is by no means the case; from cover to cover the pages of the book are filled with material that is directly or indirectly applicable in such a detailed study as the work professes to be.

In general, the

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