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February 17, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(7):601-602. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810070067023

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To the Editor:—  I was much interested in the article in The Journal January 6 by Dragstedt in which he calls attention to a substance present in the pancreas which he calls lipocaic. It might be of some aid to those interested in the subject of diabetes and disturbances of fat metabolism, as well as atherosclerosis, to know that a number of our men have been using the pancreatic extract described by Dr. Wolffe, of Philadelphia, and his co-workers, in cases of angina pectoris and diabetic gangrene, with most encouraging results. For this reason I feel that we should call to the attention of the profession that work on hormones of the pancreas, other than insulin, has been done by the Wolffe group at Temple University. There is a rich bibliography to which the Dragstedt group fails to refer.Is Dr. Dragstedt's preparation much different from the one described by

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