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March 1958

Le Diabète infantile et juvénile.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(3):340. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050342032

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This treatise presents a splendid thorough review of the present-day knowledge of juvenile diabetes. It is generally recognized that diabetes mellitus in general, and juvenile diabetes in particular, is becoming an increasingly important public health problem. In an excellent preface to the book, Prof. Robert Debré writes: "Here is a study richly documented, solidly composed, clearly presented, with details compactly assembled. All the essentials of the subject are covered. For clinicians and biologists the book constitutes a tool that no other book in the French language can replace."

The several sections, each admirably arranged in logical order, deal with history, etiology, pathologic anatomy, biochemistry of glycogen and glucose, symptomatology of onset and course, biochemistry of electrolytes, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, ketones, and diabetic coma (etiology, symptomatology, evolution, and treatment). An important section deals with diabetes in infancy. Other sections deal with physical growth and development of diabetic children, the influence of

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