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October 1957

Diabetes Mellitus.

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By T. S. Danowski. Price, $13.50. Pp. 510, with 26 figures and 26 tables. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(4):468. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030050110009

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Those physicians who include juvenile diabetics among their charges will do well to have a copy of this book on their shelves. Dr. Danowski has drawn on his large personal experience in treating childhood diabetes and thorough understanding of the underlying metabolic defects in presenting an impressive compendium of facts. Since so many aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of this disease are still controversial, the reader is briefly informed of the nature of the controversy and referred to an exhaustive bibliography. In general, the author has avoided extremes in his own recommendations, and his suggestions for therapy no doubt will find wide acceptance.

The volume is essentially a source-book of information providing the answers to almost any question which may be posed by the physician or his patient. The subjects covered include intermediary metabolism, the relation of the endocrine glands to diabetes, and experimental diabetes. Thestandard tests of carbohydrate

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