Book Reviews
October 1932

Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence.

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By Priscilla White, M.D., with a foreword by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 236, with 25 engravings and a colored plate. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(4):913-914. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950110215019

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White has had a unique opportunity in Joslin's clinic to study diabetes as it manifests itself in the child. This book is based on the study of 750 diabetic children treated between 1898 and 1931, 519 of whom have been under the care of the author since insulin has become available. It is estimated that the number of children in the United States with active or potential diabetes equals the number totally deaf, blind or incapacitated by heart disease. This review confirms the beliefs and observations of others, that, when properly controlled, diabetic children can grow, develop and live as essentially normal persons. In spite of the prevalence of the condition, its nature is such that the average physician is not adept at its care. This book should fill a sphere of great usefulness in familiarizing the medical profession with the potentialities of the child with diabetes. It presents the

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